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. Why does Ursula beg Celia to return to Cowdray in Part 2, Chapter 15?

2. Who reveals that they are in the room with Celia and Stephen at the end of Part 2, Chapter 13?

3. What celebration is held at the end of Part 2, Chapter 17?

4. What does Maggie assume Celia will do since her husband has died?

5. What does Celia Marsdon remember about her life as Celia de Bohum when she awakens?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who does Dr. Akananda believe are the reincarnated souls from Celia's past life?

4. Why is Lady Ursula left on her deathbed with no one to care for her?

5. Describe Sir John Hutchinson.

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

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

8. Why does Stephen kiss Celia in Part 2, Chapter 12?

9. Who is drawn to investigate Stephen's death?

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

Anya Seton is a writer of historical fiction and historical romance novels. She has had a number of bestsellers, and a few of her novels have been made into films. How does "Green Darkness" fit in with Seton's other works? Is Seton's a respected novelist in her genre? Do her novels stand the test of time?

Essay Topic 2

The novel is set during the Tudor period. Discuss Tudor society, as well as what is happening in England at the time in which the novel is set and how this affects the characters in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

The novel explores the idea of reincarnation, as Celia is transported back to the time of Celia de Bohun. Discuss Seton's use of reincarnation and establish whether it was necessary or not to use reincarnation to tell this story.

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