Green Darkness Test | Final Test - Hard

Anya Seton
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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 does Celia ask for help in getting her marriage to Edwin approved?

2. How does Sir Thomas Wyatt try to gain Celia's attention?

3. What does Celia have a vision of in Part 2, Chapter 16?

4. Where is Celia's new home?

5. Who is Edwin Radcliffe?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Celia anger Emma at the birthday party?

2. For Celia, what is the advantage of marrying Edwin?

3. Why doe the residents of Cowdray feel stifled after the death of King Edward?

4. Describe the water witch Celia goes to visit.

5. What does Dr. Akananda realize about his past life and his treatment of Celia?

6. How does Celia feel living in her new home at Lincolnshire?

7. Describe Sir John Hutchinson.

8. What does Maggie's appointment as a lady in waiting to the Queen make Celia realize?

9. How and why has Dr. Julian been rewarded by Queen Mary?

10. What do Celia and Richard decide to do to honor their past lives?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Seton uses real historical figures in the novel "Green Darkness". Why does she do this? What historical figures does she portray? What purpose do these characters serve? Do they help or hinder the illustration of the 16th century life that Seton creates in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

The novel introduces Celia and Richard as a couple who are experiencing marriage problems. Although it is evident that they once loved each other, something seems to be tearing them apart presently. Describe the way in which Celia and Richard met and fell in love. What goes wrong in their marriage? How do they try to fix it? How do they treat one another? What parallels can be made between the relationship between Celia and Richard Marsdon and Celia de Bohun and Stephen Marsdon?

Essay Topic 3

The novel is set in 1960's England, as well as Tudor period England. Why might Seton have set the story in these two time periods? Why might Seton have chosen real castles and other locations as a setting for the novel? What tone do these settings bring to the novel?

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