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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. When Mary leaves Jamaica in Chapter 9, what does she fail to do?
2. What does Jem notice about Mary's appearance in Chapter 13?
3. Why does Mary start snooping around the vicarage in Chapter 16?
4. What disappoints the squire in Chapter 15?
5. Who does Mary first think is responsible for Joss's murder?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mary feel staying at the Bassat's? What does she dream of doing?
2. What does Mary discover when she wakes in the carriage in Chapter 11? What does she do?
3. What do Mary and Jem discuss when he climbs into her room in Chapter 13?
4. When Mary arrives back at the inn how does she know Joss is still there? What does Mary find when she goes inside?
5. What does Mary witness when she reaches the beach in Chapter 11?
6. Why does Mary convince Joss to let her and Patience take a nap in Chapter 13?
7. Why is Mr. Davey gagging Mary when she awakes in Chapter 17?
8. Why do Joss's men fight after destroying the carriage?
9. Where does Mary go to find Jem in Chapter 9? Where has he gone, and who tells Mary that information?
10. What does Mr. Davey tell Mary when she confides Joss's confession to him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the Gothic romance genre of the novel "Jamaica Inn." What are the elements of this genre? Why is "Jamaica Inn" an example of this genre? What are some other novels of the same genre? What do these novels have in common with "Jamaica Inn?"
Essay Topic 2
Analyze and interpret the relationship between Mary and Jem. What do they feel for one another? What conflicts arise between them? What do they assume of one another when they first meet? Why is it hard for Mary to trust Jem?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the motif of fear in the novel "Jamaica Inn." What are some examples of fear in the novel? What does Mary fear and why? Does she face her fears?
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