Jane Eyre 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. According to Mr. Brocklehurst, Miss Temple NOT should not accustom the girls to what?

2. Whom does Blanche treat with coldness and acrimony?

3. Why are Jane and other girls forced to part with their portion of food at Lowood during the cold winter months?

4. According to Bessie's husband, Robert Leaven, how has John Reed died?

5. What language does Adele speak fluently?

Short Essay Questions

1. What premonition does Jane have about St. John, and how is this significant?

2. How does Jane greet Mr. Rochester at Ferndean, and what is his response?

3. On her deathbed, Mrs. Reed informs Jane of what, and why is this significant?

4. What does Jane discover about Rosamond Oliver's feelings for St. John, and what does it signify?

5. What is the aftermath of Mr. Brocklehurst's accusation regarding Jane?

6. Whom does Jane find in the room following her nightmare the day before the wedding, and what does it foreshadow?

7. What is Jane's first impression of Thornfield in her new position as governess, and why is this significant?

8. Why had Mr. Rochester married Bertha Mason, and how is this significant?

9. When Jane and Rochester meet in the garden, why does Mr. Rochester tell her about a position in Ireland?

10. How is Mr. Rochester's response to Jane's homecoming from Gateshead revealing?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare Mr. Rochester and St. John as characters.

1) What are their similarities and differences?

2) How do they function as authority figures?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the importance of class in the novel.

1) How does class function in the novel?

2) How does Jane's class position shift throughout the novel?

3) What are the determining factors that make up a person's class position?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Gateshead and Thornfield.

1) What are their similarities and differences?

2) How do these estates mirror Jane's development as a character?

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