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 do Nora and Frank part?

2. How does Frank propose making up for the lost time from the weekend?

3. What does Stephen say about whose fingerprints are on the note in Kevin's pocket.

4. What does the caller tell Frank?

5. What does Frank ask Imelda about Rosie?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What information does Stephen have for Frank?

4. Why has Jackie again frantically called Frank?

5. What happens to Kevin?

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

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

8. What does Kennedy tell Frank that infuriates Frank?

9. What does Stephen say about the comparison between Rosie's and Kevin's deaths?

10. How does Frank have to change his perception 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

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

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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