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 want to prove to Scorcher?

2. What does Stephen say Kennedy's theory is about Rosie's death?

3. What does Frank find surprising about what Holly says about his family?

4. With whom did Frank's father sometimes sleep?

5. What does Olivia suggest Frank do before Holly leaves for school?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What happens to Kevin?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 2

Discuss the following:

1. Who is/are the protagonists of the story and why?

2. Who is/are the antagonists of the story and why?

3. Which 3 secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?

4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

There are a number of interesting questions raised by "Faithful Place". Questions that French most likely want readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:

1. What does the term "author agenda" mean?

2. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the French' agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss French's probable agenda concerning that idea.

2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?

3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?

4. Research the life of French and see if/where her life may have influenced her writing.

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