Fingersmith Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 Richard say about Maud's feelings for him?

2. What will be Maud's financial state after marriage?

3. Who performs the marriage ceremony?

4. At what age does Maud come to live at Briar?

5. The train station is hung with black cloth because of the death of _______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Maud feel about this plan and what does she ultimately decide to do?

2. Why does Sue grow up in Mrs. Sucksby's home?

3. What does Sue compare Maud to and what is the symbolic significance?

4. What is the result of the lovemaking between Sue and Maud?

5. How does Richard prepare for committing Maud to the insane asylum?

6. What are the circumstances of Sue's mother's death?

7. How does Gentleman prepare Sue for her part in the swindle?

8. Who is the significant person introduced from Maud's point of view in Chapter 8 and what is his significance?

9. What does Maud do after dinner?

10. What is Maud's response to Richard's marriage proposal and how does Sue respond?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sue's journey back to Briar is made in the light. Maud has scraped the paint from the windows of the library to let in the light. In the light of the fire, truth has at last conquered the darkness and fog of ignorance.

1. What do you think is meant by this statement? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Do you think the truth will always come out in life? Why or why not?

3. Do you think light and truth will always conquer darkness? Does good always triumph? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Maud tries to silence Richard. Is her motive to protect Mrs. Sucksby? Is it to save Sue from the pain of knowing the true scheme and Mrs. Sucksby's indifference to her? Is it to ensure a share of Marianne Lilly's fortune that she could lose to Sue?

1. Why do you think Maud wants to silence Ricard? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. If you were Maud in this situation with Richard beginning to talk, what would you do?

3. Do you think Richard deserved to die due to his behavior and actions? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Maud's uncle has visited the sins of her mother on Maud and cast her aside.

1. What do you think is meant by this statement? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Do you think people are often judged by the actions or background of their parents? Why or why not?

3. Do you think DNA can influence someone to become a certain person? Why or why not?

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