Jane Eyre Test | Final 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. According to Jane, how does Rosamond Oliver feel about St. John?

2. In Moor house, whom does Jane regard as the superior and leader?

3. Why is St. John called away the night of Diana's and Mary's return to Moor House?

4. What does Jane buy for Moor House to prepare for Diana and Mary's arrival?

5. When Jane recalls her dreams to Mr. Rochester about Thornfield's being in a dreary ruin, what does she tell him she is carrying in a shawl?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does St. John treat Jane with icy reserve, and what does it reveal about his character?

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

3. Why does Jane run outside after St. John reads from the book of Revelations, and why is it significant?

4. What does Jane's refusal to be Mr. Rochester's mistress signify?

5. What are St. John's feelings for Rosamond Oliver, and how is it significant?

6. Why does St. John propose to Jane, and how does she respond?

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

8. How does Jane's fortune change dramatically after her true identity is revealed?

9. How does St. John discover Jane's true identity?

10. What does Jane discover when she leaves Moor House and returns to Thornfield?

Essay Topics

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 "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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