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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 hope does Jane cherish that she has "no right to conceive"?
2. Whom does Jane meet when she first arrives at Lowood?
3. As Mr. Rochester and Jane discuss the prospect of her going to Ireland, what does Jane begin to do when she hears a nightingale?
4. What is the name of Mr. Rochester's dog?
5. Who says to Helen, "Burns, you are standing on the side of your shoe; turn your toes out immediately," and "Burns, you poke your chin most unpleasantly; draw it in!"?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jane respond to Mr. Rochester's inquiry about whether she finds him attractive, and why is this significant?
2. How do Bessie and Mr. Lloyd help Jane after she is punished in the Red Room, and why is this significant?
3. What happens to Mr. Mason during his first night at Thornfield, and why is this significant?
4. When Jane and Rochester meet in the garden, why does Mr. Rochester tell her about a position in Ireland?
5. What happens to Helen Burns, and why is this significant?
6. How is Mr. Rochester's response to Jane's homecoming from Gateshead revealing?
7. What is Jane's first impression of Thornfield in her new position as governess, and why is this significant?
8. Why does Jane stay at Gateshead after Mrs. Reed passes, and why is this significant?
9. When Jane first learns that Mr. Rochester may marry Blanche Ingram, why does she compare herself to her?
10. What happens when Jane confesses her feelings for Mr. Rochester, and how is this significant?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Discuss "Jane Eyre" as a Gothic novel.
1) What role does the supernatural play in the novel?
2) How does psychological terror drive the plot?
3) How does mistaken identity function?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss reader reception at the time of publication. How was "Jane Eyre" received by critics and the general public?
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