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. How did Malcolm treat Olivia the first time he 'slept' with her?

2. How did Malcolm feel about musicians?

3. How long has Mrs. Wilson been with the Foxworths?

4. What did Malcolm's mother represent?

5. What was there in Garland's demeanor that there wasn't in Malcolm's?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In what way did Malcolm come on to Alicia?

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

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

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

6. What news came by way of Malcolm to Olivia?

7. Why hadn't Malcolm taken a wife?

8. What were some of the major differences between Garland and Malcolm?

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

10. How does Malcolm feel about marriage?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

As Olivia's hope to be loved by Malcolm fades to oblivion, she turns further and further away from him and more and more draws towards God. Illustrate this gradual shift in her personality and emotional well being. Explain how she changes, and what best illustrates these changes.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss Alicia's progression from innocence to experience throughout her stay at Foxworth Hall. How did she end up reacting to the cold and unforgiving nature of Olivia, and how might this be utilized as a metaphor for the real world?

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