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 is Frank's reaction to Stephen's ideas about the case Stephen is investigating?

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

4. Who calls and texts Frank several times during his time with Holly?

5. What does Frank learn about Rosie's assailant?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What do Jackie and Frank talk about when they meet at the park?

6. What does Frank request at his office?

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

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

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

10. Why has Jackie again frantically called Frank?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Faithful Place belongs to the mystery drama genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the mystery drama genre.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

3. What do you think is the difference between a detective novel and a mystery drama novel?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as "Faithful Place" help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading "Faithful Place"? Why or why not.

3. Choose one specific incident in "Faithful Place" to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.

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