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. Who, according to Jane, in her final eight years at Lowood, "stood me in the stead of mother, governess, and, latterly, companion"?

2. Who tells Mr. Eshton that Jane "looks too stupid for any game of the sort"?

3. Whom does Jane see riding along with Mr. Rochester on the night of the party's arrival, as well as the next morning?

4. Whom does Jane meet when she first arrives at Lowood?

5. Who is the newcomer who arrives from England whom the ladies call a "beautiful man"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Mr. Rochester insist Jane join the party each evening in the drawing room?

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

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

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

6. What happens to Mr. Mason during his first night at Thornfield, and why is this significant?

7. How do Bessie and Mr. Lloyd help Jane after she is punished in the Red Room, and why is this significant?

8. When Rochester returns with Blanche and a large party, how do they treat Jane, and why is this significant?

9. From what do the girls at Lowood suffer when Spring arrives, and how is this significant?

10. What are the girls fed when Jane first arrives at Lowood that no one can eat, 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 as the heroine in the novel.

1) What qualities does Jane possess that make her a heroic figure?

2) How are Jane's actions heroic?

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