Garden of Shadows Test | Mid-Book 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 stipulation did Mr. Winfield put on Malcolm Foxworth marrying his daughter?

2. For what are the servants to watch?

3. Where will Malcolm's father be sleeping?

4. What is Malcolm's father's bride to Olivia?

5. What news did Malcolm bring Olivia in the nursery?

Short Essay Questions

1. What memory did Olivia have that made her feel claustrophobic?

2. There are several rooms mentioned as Olivia is escorted through Foxworth Hall for the first time. What is significant about them?

3. What began happening to Alicia and Garland?

4. How did Malcolm react to the news that Olivia couldn't have any more children after Joel?

5. How did Garland speak of Malcolm in reference to his childhood?

6. Why hadn't Malcolm taken a wife?

7. What had Malcolm's mother done and what explanation did he offer for her behavior?

8. What both intrigued and dismayed Olivia about the library?

9. What lived in the shadows of Malcolm Foxworth? How did this news affect Olivia?

10. In what way did Malcolm acknowledge Olivia's desire to be loved?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Olivia's pleasure in pulling the strings when she sends Alicia away to give birth. What about this suggests that Olivia has issues with her ego? Explain Olivia's psychological temperament that inspires her to derive pleasure at denying pleasure to others.

Essay Topic 2

Although Malcolm doesn't love Olivia, he marries her. Discuss what may have caused Malcolm to seek out a woman to marry whom he would never love? What are some logical reasons for such behavior?

Essay Topic 3

How did Olivia deal with Malcolm's betrayal when he impregnated Alicia? How had she found the perfect solution that would allow everyone to save face and yet allow herself to remain in complete control of everyone? What events precipitated these actions?

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