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 was unusual about the picture of Malcolm's mother?

2. What stipulation did Mr. Winfield put on Malcolm Foxworth marrying his daughter?

3. Who learned more about Olivia than anyone else?

4. What disappointed Olivia about Malcolm's kiss?

5. Why did Garland feel sorry for Olivia?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did Malcolm do that upset and embarrassed Olivia?

3. How did Mal's birth revive Olivia's hopes for love? What actually occurred?

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

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

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

7. How did Olivia feel about meeting Malcolm and how did she feel once she had met him?

8. What had Olivia been certain about in regards to the attic?

9. What kinds of things did Olivia find in the attic?

10. How did Olivia's nervousness affect her?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Malcolm makes every effort to ensure that Corinne never goes without, yet ignores both of his sons. Discuss why this might be. How does Malcolm view Corinne? In what way does he make allowances for her that he didn't make for Mal and Joel? How does she repay this favoritism?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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