Fingersmith Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Sarah Waters
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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. Who is the housekeeper at Briar?

2. Gentleman arrives at Mrs. Sucksby home with an idea to _____________.

3. Part 1 mainly is based upon Sue's ______________.

4. When Maud returns to her room that night, what does Sue expect?

5. Gentleman trains Sue in the skills of _______________ and sends her off to the Lillys' home.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sue think of Maud while they are outside by Maud's mother's grave?

2. Describe Maud and Sue's escape to go meet Richard.

3. What is Sue's reaction to the play OLIVER TWIST and what does Mrs. Sucksby do?

4. What are Sue's impressions of Maud?

5. What does Sue realize about Maud and what does Sue do about this realization?

6. How does Mrs. Sucksby respond to Sue's impending departure?

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

8. What does Maud ask of Sue and how does Sue respond?

9. What does Sue do to introduce Maud to some normal activities and why does she do so?

10. What is Gentleman's plan?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 12, Maud has been given the information that will change her life, change her identity, change her self-perception, and will change her expectations.

1. Why do you think the information Maud is given can change her so much? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. How would you feel and what would you think if you suddenly found out everything you thought about yourself was false?

3. Why do you think someone finding out she/he had parents she didn't know about would change their self-perception?

Essay Topic 2

Sue's description of being lulled into a daze in the asylum must be compared to Maud's life at Briar. Once the comparison is made, the reader must see that the boredom, the sameness of routine, the darkness of their surroundings lull both Sue and Maud into a sort of dazed and complacent compliance.

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

2. Compare what is happening to Sue with what you have heard of people held in a long term hostage situation.

3. Explain what you think you would feel and do if you were in Sue's situation.

Essay Topic 3

Maud tells Sue she is a good girl, and Sue reminds herself that she carries the bad blood of her mother.

1. What do you think Sue means by this idea? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Do you believe that children can be bad because their parents are bad? Why or why not?

3. Do you believe people's personalities are influenced more by their upbringing or their DNA? Explain your answer.

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