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. Jane puts on what gift from Miss Temple for her first tea-time with Mr. Rochester?

2. What does Jane first eat at Lowood that is disgusting, but is devoured out of hunger?

3. Who holds down Jane's arms and threatens to tie her down in the red-room?

4. 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?"

5. With what booty does Jane retreat when the party arrives with Mr. Rochester?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why does Jane stay at Gateshead after Mrs. Reed passes, and why is this significant?

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

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

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

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

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

Compare and contrast the Reed family with the Rivers family.

1) Which family most embodies the notion of family and why?

2) How do members within the family treat those outside of their group?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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