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. What does Frank have trouble doing concerning his talking to Holly?

2. Where is the other half of Rosie's note found?

3. Why doesn't Nora's husband understand why Nora cannot stop crying?

4. What does the caller tell Frank?

5. What question does Frank ask that infuriates Imelda?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why has Jackie again frantically called Frank?

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

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

5. What information does Stephen have for Frank?

6. What does Nora say about her feelings about Rosie?

7. What does Frank request at his office?

8. What does Frank ask Stephen that surprises the man?

9. Describe Frank and Holly's conversation about Holly visiting Frank's family.

10. How has Nora reacted to the news of Rosie's body being found?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:

1. Fully explain why you think "Faithful Place" is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?

2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.

3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.

4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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