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. Whom does Jane see riding along with Mr. Rochester on the night of the party's arrival, as well as the next morning?

2. Mr. Rochester compares Jane to what as she tries to free from his embrace?

3. What does Mr. Rochester tell Jane about Adele's mother?

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

5. According to Jane, why are the girls predisposed to becoming ill so that forty-five out of eighty are afflicted?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Mr. Rochester tell Jane about having seen the hand of God for the first time?

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

4. On her deathbed, Mrs. Reed informs Jane of what, and why is this significant?

5. Whom does Jane find in the room following her nightmare the day before the wedding, and what does it foreshadow?

6. What happens when Jane is refused entrance to the house where three women are knitting in mourning clothes?

7. What happens when Jane tries to look for work after leaving Thornfield, and why is it significant?

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

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

10. How is Helen Burns treated by Miss Scatcherd, and how does she respond?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare Mr. Rochester and St. John as characters.

1) What are their similarities and differences?

2) How do they function as authority figures?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the role of insanity in the novel.

1) What is the connection between insanity and criminality in "Jane Eyre?"

2) What are the boundaries that separate "normal" from "insane" behavior?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the autobiographical elements in "Jane Eyre."

1) Compare Jane Eyre with Charlotte Bronte.

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

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