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. Rochester, Jane is ______, quiet, _______, and simple.

2. According to the gypsy, what is within Jane's reach?

3. How does Miss Temple respond to Jane's defense of her character in light of Mr. Brocklehurst's accusation?

4. What does Mr. Rochester ask Jane to fetch for Mr. Mason from the drawer in his room?

5. What hope does Jane cherish that she has "no right to conceive"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jane tell the gypsy about her art, and why is this significant?

2. How does Jane first meet Mr. Rochester, and why is this significant?

3. What does Mrs. Reed tell Mr. Brocklehurst about Jane, and how is this significant?

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

5. What does Jane's first dinner with Mr. Rochester at Thornfield foreshadow?

6. What appeared in a dream that Bessie once had that was a bad omen, and what does this foreshadow in the novel?

7. What is Jane's impression of Mr. Rochester's and Blanche's relationship?

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

9. What does the gypsy ask Jane, and why is this significant?

10. How does Jane respond to Mr. Rochester's inquiry about whether she finds him attractive, and why is this significant?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the setting in "Jane Eyre."

1) What is the significance of the setting to the plot?

2) What is the connection between the physical and psychological landscapes in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the significance of gender in "Jane Eyre."

1) What role does gender play in the choices Jane has?

2) How does Jane conform to and/or resist her gendered role in the novel?

3) How does Mr. Rochester conform to and/or resist his gendered role in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss "Jane Eyre" as a Gothic novel.

1) What role does the supernatural play in the novel?

2) How does psychological terror drive the plot?

3) How does mistaken identity function?

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