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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 does Charles meet face-to-face as he exits the shed?
2. What does Sam do after leaving Charles in his room at the Ship?
3. After leaving the brothel, what does Charles do?
4. What is Dr. Grogan's recommendation for Ernestina's treatment?
5. What kind of morning greets Charles as he begins his walk to meet Sarah?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Sarah, the prostitute, put her clothes back on?
2. Describe Charles' actions after leaving the Freeman mansion.
3. What effect does Charles' gift to Ernestina have on her, even after she is upset that he did not bring flowers?
4. What transpires with Charles and his friends at the club?
5. Explain how Sarah finds life in Exeter.
6. Explain Mr. Freeman's reaction to the news that Charles will probably not fall heir to a title.
7. Is tearing himself away from Sarah in the old barn the last shock of the day for Charles? Explain.
8. In the Victorian view of propriety, what step does Charles make when his train pulls into Exeter?
9. Explain the significance of Sarah's only smile at Mrs. Poulteney after she questions the old lady's relationship to God.
10. Describe what Dr. Grogan gives Charles to read.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Using the characters Charles, Ernestina, and Sarah, write a short-short story set in the 21st century about a broken engagement. Use the title, "Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned." Will your story be much different from the broken engagement in The French Lieutenant's Woman?
Essay Topic 2
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 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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