Jane Eyre Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Why does Jane rush to Mr. Rochester's room after being awakened in the middle of the night by demonic laughter?

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

3. Regarding the prospect of leaving, Jane tells Mr. Rochester, "I see the necessity of departure; and it is like looking on the necessity of ______".

4. How old is Jane when the novel opens?

5. When Jane first arrives at Thornfield, how does Mrs. Fairfax treat her that surprises her?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jane discover about Rosamond Oliver's feelings for St. John, and what does it signify?

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

3. Why is Rochester's and Jane's marriage stopped, and what does it mean?

4. Why is Jane punished in the Red Room, and why is the room significant?

5. How does Mr. Rochester respond to Jane's inquiry about Blanche's feelings regarding their upcoming marriage?

6. What are the girls fed when Jane first arrives at Lowood that no one can eat, 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. What is Jane's impression of Mr. Rochester's and Blanche's relationship?

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

10. Why had Mr. Rochester married Bertha Mason, and how is this significant?

Essay Topics

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?

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?

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

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