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. As Mr. Lloyd questions Jane about her life at Gateshead, Jane's spirit is moved by what prospect which implies "an entire separation from Gateshead, an entrance into a new life?"

2. According to Jane, who bullies and punishes her "not two or three times in the week, nor once or twice in the day, but continually?"

3. Jane warns the gypsy of what when she asks if Jane would like her fortune told?

4. Who orders a lunch of bread and cheese after learning of the girls' inedible breakfast?

5. When Mr. Rochester is in Leah's, what "sickening sense" does Jane feel regarding his absence?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Jane forbidden to sit with Mrs. Reed and the children, and how is this significant?

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

3. What happens to Helen Burns, and why is this significant?

4. What are the girls fed when Jane first arrives at Lowood that no one can eat, and why is this significant?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the role of governesses in the novel.

1) How are governesses treated in the novel?

2) How does Jane feel about her role as a governess?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss Point of View in the novel.

1) What is the POV?

2) How does the POV influence reader reception?

3) What is the connection between the POV and pacing in "Jane Eyre?"

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