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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. What does the gypsy tell Jane about Blanche's motive for marrying Mr. Rochester?
2. Whom does Jane see riding along with Mr. Rochester on the night of the party's arrival, as well as the next morning?
3. What does Adele tell Jane about the big horse-chestnut at the bottom of the orchard?
4. What is the subject of Leah's and the charwoman's conversation that Jane overhears, and is dropped once they perceive her?
5. In the red-room, why does Jane rush at the door and shake the lock to escape?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Jane's impression of Mr. Rochester's and Blanche's relationship?
2. Why does Mr. Rochester insist Jane join the party each evening in the drawing room?
3. What does Jane do when she discovers smoke coming from Mr. Rochester's room, and what does this signify?
4. How does Jane first meet Mr. Rochester, and why is this significant?
5. How is Helen Burns treated by Miss Scatcherd, and how does she respond?
6. What are the conditions like at Lowood, and what does it signify about the educational system?
7. On her deathbed, Mrs. Reed informs Jane of what, and why is this significant?
8. How is Mr. Rochester's response to Jane's homecoming from Gateshead revealing?
9. Why is Jane forbidden to sit with Mrs. Reed and the children, and how is this significant?
10. What does the gypsy ask Jane, and why is this significant?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Discuss the function of marriage in the novel.
1) What values does the institution of marriage uphold and reinforce?
2) How is Jane's marriage to Mr. Rochester both a traditional and unconventional marriage?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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