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. Why does Frank apologize to Holly?

2. About whom does Olivia ask Frank?

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

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

5. What is Nora's theory about why Mr. Daly and Mr. Mackey have so much animosity between them?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Frank learn from the coroner about Rosie's death?

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

6. How does Frank have to change his perception about Rosie?

7. What does Frank say when he returns to Olivia's house?

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

9. Why is Frank's mother upset at Scorcher?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In most fiction, readers would like all the loose ends to be neatly "tied up." Discuss the following:

1. Do you think "Faithful Place" is successful as a learning tool? Why or why not.

2. What about this book would motivate you to read another of Tana French's novels? What would discourage you from doing so?

3. Were all the "loose ends" satisfactorily settled for you? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Characters are an important part of what makes "Faithful Place" interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Frank. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Shay. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Kevin. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Faithful Place: A Novel like most mystery novels involves the act of murder. Discuss the following:

1. What is murder? Is the act of murder always clearly murder?

2. Do you think the death of Rosie is tragic? Why or why not. What about Kevin?

3. Is murder ever justified? Why or why not.

4. Do you think Shay should suffer capital punishment for the murder of Rosie? Why or why not.

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