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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 explain himself to Sam?
2. How does Charles think about the three-word message from Sarah?
3. How does Dr. Grogan rebut Charles' objection that nothing improper passed between him and Sarah?
4. What is Charles' interest in paleontology now?
5. What is Sarah's explanation for lying about Varguennes?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain Dr. Grogan's advice to Charles upon learning that Sarah is alive and expecting a visit from him.
2. In reality, what does Charles do when he pulls into Exeter and it looks like it is about to rain?
3. How does Charles attempt to undo the damage done by being caught with Sarah by Sam and Mary?
4. Describe the events after Charles leaves Lyme and goes back to Exeter.
5. Describe what Dr. Grogan gives Charles to read.
6. Explain Mr. Freeman's contradictory feelings about aristocracy.
7. In the Victorian view of propriety, what step does Charles make when his train pulls into Exeter?
8. Why does Sarah, the prostitute, put her clothes back on?
9. How does Knowles discuss the reason for Sam and Mary going to the barn?
10. Explain how Sarah finds life in Exeter.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay about train travel. If you have never been on a train, research what others have said about traveling on the rails. You might want to include information about some of the famous rail lines and information about the early days of train travel in the United States.
Essay Topic 2
Write a paper stating your opinion of Charles. Was he a victim? Was he stupid? Was he a pleasant person? Could he have managed things better?
Essay Topic 3
Draw a relationship between the fossils Charles lookesfor and the Victorian society. Do you think Knowles uses the fossils as a metaphor for the petrified nature of the social and religious norms of that time? Explain your opinion.
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