Faithful Place Test | Final Test - Hard

Tana French
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. About what does Holly ask Frank?

2. What does Frank's mother say about Holly?

3. What does the caller tell Frank?

4. What does Frank realize they need to do in the current homicide investigation?

5. Who falls out of the building where Rosie's body is found?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Frank learn from Imelda about Rosie on the night of Rosie's death?

2. What does Frank say to Holly about Kevin's death?

3. Which one of Rosie's old friends does Frank locate and how does she react to him initially?

4. What does Scorcher say about Kevin's death and how does Frank argue the point and infuriate Scorcher?

5. What does Kennedy tell Frank that infuriates Frank?

6. How does Frank set things up to be able to follow the police investigation into Rosie and Kevin's deaths?

7. What does Frank think Scorcher is trying to do by ruling Kevin's death an accident and how does Mrs. Mackey react?

8. How do people react to Frank at Kevin's wake and what is Jackie's theory about their reactions?

9. What information does Stephen have for Frank?

10. What happens to Kevin?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Define irony in literary terms. Discuss the irony of the situation of how Frank wants to keep his distance from his family and yet his daughter Holly loves spending time with Frank's family. Discuss two other ironic situations in "Faithful Place".

2. Define symbolism in literary terms. Discuss the use and meaning of five symbols you choose to analyze from "Faithful Place". What do they symbolize? Is the symbolism obvious? Effective? Does the symbolism contribute to the enjoyment of reading?

3. Discuss five literary devices that occur in "Faithful Place" and how they are used. Are they effective? Do they add or detract from the reading of the book? Why or why not. Some possible techniques: Allusion, connotation, denouement, dialogue, flashback, figurative language, motif, metaphor, narrator, point of view, simile, mood, and puns.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss "Faithful Place" based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if "Faithful Place" is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for for a literary audience? Why or why not? Would most adults consider "Faithful Place" a successful novel? What about young teens?

Essay Topic 3

Often, authors will write about "what they know," and sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the books more interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Research and give a brief biographical sketch of Tana French.

2. What in French's background may have helped her in writing "Faithful Place"? What may have influenced the way she depicts various characters and scenes?

3. Do you think there is always some of the author's own life in his/her novels? Why or why not? Give examples.

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