Gone with the Wind 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 is distraught over the death of her son?

2. What size waist does Scarlett need for the green spring muslin dress?

3. What does Rhett tell Scarlett as he helps her escape Atlanta?

4. What does Scarlett conclude from Ashley's letter?

5. Gerald tells Scarlett that she should marry to be what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Melanie and Scarlett's relationship begin to change in Chapters 26 and 27? What events bind them together?

2. How do the first three chapters of the novel portray Scarlett O'Hara? What adjective would you use to describe her? Provide evidence from the novel for your answer.

3. Why did Melanie speak to Belle Watling in Chapter 13? Why is she reprimanded for this?

4. Who does Scarlett love when she is younger? What news does she hear that puts her feelings in danger?

5. What does Ashley place in Scarlett's hand in Chapter 31? What does Scarlett realize about when he does this?

6. What does Scarlett find in Atlanta when she and Mammy return to find Rhett?

7. How does the war affect Atlanta in the summer of 1863?

8. Why does Dr. Mead refuse to come to help with Melanie's baby?

9. How do the impending Yankee invasion and having to care for Melanie mature Scarlett? In what ways is she beginning to change from the girl that she was?

10. What is the situation in Atlanta like as the Yankees draw closer in Chapter 18? How does Scarlett feel about the situation?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you think Scarlett was a good mother? Compare her actions and feelings with those of Scarlett's mother, Ellen.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Scarlett's marriage to Rhett with her marriages to Charles and Frank. Why did she marry each man? For whom do you think Scarlett was most suited?

Essay Topic 3

Gone with the Wind was written during an earlier time period and the topic of race relations is woven through the novel. Do you think that the novel is racist? Why or why not? Use evidence from the novel to support your answer.

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