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. How does the Daly family impact Frank's father?

2. Why does Rosie want to leave so suddenly?

3. What does Frank's mother have spread out on the table?

4. About what does Frank think his mother would have teased Holly?

5. What does Frank try to deal with as he naps in his car?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Frank recall about what Rosie told him the night they decide to leave?

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

4. What does Kennedy tell Frank that infuriates Frank?

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

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

7. What does Frank's mother tell him about Mr. Mackey and Theresa Daly?

8. Why has Jackie again frantically called Frank?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Faithful Place is? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 3

Holly is nine throughout "Faithful Place". Discuss the following:

1. What are some ways that Holly seems like an average nine year old? Give examples and why you say her activities are average activities for that age group.

2. What are some ways that Holly seems older than her age of 9? Give specific examples and discuss whether they seem consistent with the character of Holly as she is developed throughout the book.

3. Do you think most nine year old girls would have the kind of conversation with Shay that Holly does? Why or why not.

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