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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. How does Charles think about the three-word message from Sarah?
2. What does Sarah say to Charles after they discuss her lie about Varguennes?
3. What does Freeman recognize about the times?
4. What is Sarah's reaction to Charles' guilt?
5. After impulsively kissing Sarah, what does Charles do?
Short Essay Questions
1. After Charles cannot locate Sarah, even with private detectives, what action does he take?
2. What are the major events of the next day when Charles has returned from Exeter?
3. Why does Charles escape a second time to London.
4. Explain how Sarah finds life in Exeter.
5. Is tearing himself away from Sarah in the old barn the last shock of the day for Charles? Explain.
6. Describe Charles' actions after leaving the Freeman mansion.
7. In reality, what does Charles do when he pulls into Exeter and it looks like it is about to rain?
8. What actions does Charles take after leaving the Endicott Family Hotel?
9. Explain Mr. Freeman's contradictory feelings about aristocracy.
10. In the Victorian view of propriety, what step does Charles make when his train pulls into Exeter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Did you find Knowles' literary gimmicks a bit confusing? Write your opinion about Knowles' bringing in the 20th century occasionally in his story, his multiple scenarios for the same scene, and putting himself into the story as different characters.
Essay Topic 2
Decide if you think Sarah was an innocent victim of her times or a calculating femme fatale. Write an essay supporting your claim and be sure to use quotes from the novel.
Essay Topic 3
In the novel, Aunt Tranter's only concern about Sam and Mary is whether they truly are in love and plan to marry. Charles, however, is held him to a much higher standard of behavior. Write an essay about your feelings toward double standards.
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