Foe Test | Final 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 Susan say Cruso would have done if he had been a true adventurer?

2. What does Susan do with the money she receives from Mr. Foe in the beginning of Part Two?

3. What does Susan compare Friday to when she decides not to send him on the ship?

4. What picture does Susan recall drawing for Friday?

5. What does Susan say about mothers and children?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Susan's reaction when Mr. Foe's letter is returned unopened?

2. Why is Susan's dance important?

3. Why does Susan say that she and Friday live in Mr. Foe's house "like poor relations"?

4. Why is the case of recorders important?

5. Describe Susan and Friday's living conditions when they first arrive in the city in Part Two.

6. Explain the significance of the dead baby Susan finds on the side of the road.

7. What are Susan's insecurities in Part Two?

8. What is the significance of Susan putting her written pages into Mr. Foe's basket?

9. How does Susan feel about Friday in Part Two?

10. How does young Susan describe herself?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The theme of Foe is dependent on another novel: Robinson Crusoe, written by Daniel Defoe. Analyze the literary technique used by J.M. Coetzee to create a novel entirely based on the existence of a novel that exists outside of the story being told.

Essay Topic 2

The setting in all four sections of Foe are very different. Describe each character's response to one setting and analyze what that says about his or her character: Susan, Friday, and Cruso.

Essay Topic 3

The narrative style and audience of Foe is revealed by Susan's letters to Mr. Foe in Part Two.

1) Explain now the changes in narration in each section impact reader expectations and plot development.

2) What is the meaning of using letters to tell one part of the novel?

3) How is Part Four told differently than the rest of the story in terms of narration and audience?

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