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. Why does Scarlett send for Mrs. Meade?

2. Why is Belle Watling scandalous?

3. Who becomes Scarlett's personal slave?

4. With what have Scarlett's slippers been repaired?

5. Who stays at Tara with Scarlett and Melanie?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Gerald arrive in Atlanta to take Scarlett back home in Chapter 10? How is Scarlett able to remain in Atlanta?

2. 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?

3. 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.

4. What is life like at Tara after the Yankees leave? What does Frank Kennedy confide to Scarlett about the war?

5. What does Scarlett find when she arrives at Tara after the birth of Melanie's baby?

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

7. Who comes to stay at Tara while the family waits for Ashley to return after the war? How does he help out the family?

8. What does Scarlett sneak to do in Chapter 11? What does she discover?

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

10. Why are Melanie and Scarlett shocked that Cathleen Calvert is marrying Mr. Hilton? Why doesn't Scarlett want Cathleen at Tara?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Mitchell's portrayal of the American Civil War. Do you think that her presentation is accurate? Do you think she glorifies the war or shows war's negative consequences?

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

Discuss the theme of land in the novel. What does land represent? How do the characters, particularly Scarlett, relate to the land?

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