Gaudy Night 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. Who walks with Harriet back to her room after having coffee?

2. When Harriet visits Saint-George in the hospital the second time, what does she help him with?

3. Where does Harriet go after the term ends in April?

4. Harriet and the Dean discuss the absence of what in the malevolent notes?

5. What does Harriet read to Saint-George?

Short Essay Questions

1. How have Harriet's classmates changed from when they graduated to when she saw them again at the unveiling of the clock?

2. Describe Harriet and Peter's relationship from the time of Harriet's return from Europe to her weekend at the Gaudy.

3. In Chapter 3, which two subjects had Harriet hoped not to think about at Oxford? Does she?

4. In Chapter 2, what does Harriet talk about while having coffee with the Dean and her other classmates?

5. How do Harriet's classmates and former professors receive her?

6. What is significant about April 1st?

7. Why is Saint-George unable to keep his lunch appointment with Harriet?

8. Why does Harriet find it difficult to write to Peter after visiting Saint-George in the hospital?

9. After the vandalism of the New Library, what do the Warden and Harriet decide about the investigation?

10. In Chapter 1, what are Harriet's emotions as she returns to Shrewsbury College?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Annie is obviously the culprit, but it could be said that she is driven to her crimes. Answer the following questions.

1) Why does Annie attack Miss de Vine?

2) Why does Annie attack the college?

3) Are Annie's actions understandable?

4) If you were in charge of dealing with Annie, what would you do?

Essay Topic 2

What is the "marriage question" that Harriet faces? How is it linked to the mystery Harriet solves? Does she answer it by the end of the book?

Essay Topic 3

There is a violent storm in Chapter 13. Explain the symbolism of the storm in regard to the preceding and proceeding events and the faculty members.

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