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. When Jane addresses the reader on her way to Thornfield for the first time, she states that "though I look ______accommodated, I am not very________in my mind."

2. How does Jane respond to Mr. Lloyd's presence in the room?

3. When Mr. Rochester suggests Jane get a position in Ireland to educate the five daughters of Mrs. Dionysius O'Gall, Jane proclaims that the sea is a barrier to what?

4. Why does Mr. Rochester fetch Jane in the middle of the night to help Mr. Mason?

5. In the red-room, why does Jane rush at the door and shake the lock to escape?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What are the conditions like at Lowood, and what does it signify about the educational system?

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

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

7. When Jane first learns that Mr. Rochester may marry Blanche Ingram, why does she compare herself to her?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the autobiographical elements in "Jane Eyre."

1) Compare Jane Eyre with Charlotte Bronte.

2) What fictional events are modeled after real-life incidents?

Essay Topic 2

What is the role of race in the novel? How does Bertha Mason's mixed-race heritage affect her characterization as monstrous and animalistic?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the role of imagination in the novel. How does imagination function as both a blessing and curse for Jane?

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