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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 Iris blame for the commotion?
2. Why does Mr. Neville say that Edith is at the hotel?
3. How does Edith view Geoffrey on their wedding day?
4. What does Iris ask Edith to do once she has gotten to their room after the commotion?
5. What kind of cake is there?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened with Mr. Neville's wife?
2. What did Mr. Neville say about Edith's life in London?
3. What does Edith dislike about her future bedroom?
4. What is all of the commotion in the Pusey's room?
5. What does Edith say the man will have to be like for Jennifer to marry him?
6. How did Geoffrey court Edith?
7. When Edith asks Mr. Neville if he loves her, what is his response?
8. Why does Mr. Neville tell Edith to walk around the deck?
9. Why was Edith disturbed with Iris after the commotion?
10. How does Edith feel about entering the married life?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain why Mr. Neville feels that both himself and Edith will appear foolish if they remain unmarried. What does Mr. Neville's first wife have to do with him feeling he will look foolish? What is Mr. Neville hoping to rectify through marriage? Why does Mr. Neville feel that Edith needs to be married to not look foolish socially? What does Mr. Neville say about Edith's face looking sorrowful while talking to other people as a single woman? How will marriage fix this?
Essay Topic 2
Edith's last letter to David discusses all the questions that the reader has accumulated throughout the book. Write about all the information the reader is given in this last letter. What did you find out about all of the past letters that Edith wrote in the book? How often did David and Edith meet? What was both Edith and David's commitment levels to their relationship? Why has David not contacted Edith?
Essay Topic 3
Give the details of Edith's relationship with David. By the end of the book, a full picture has been painted, so describe what it looks like.
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