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. As Jane prays for guidance about whether she should go with St. John, what does the voice she hears say?

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

3. Who steps forward at the church as a witness that causes Mr. Rochester to convulse in fury or despair at the sight?

4. What does Mr. Rochester say in the church that he meant to be, but fate has out-maneuvered him?

5. During what month does Jane depart from Moor House to return to Thornfield?

Short Essay Questions

1. What premonition does Jane have about St. John, and how is this significant?

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

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

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

5. What argument does Jane provide to avoid wearing Rochester's family jewels, and what does this signify?

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

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

8. What is Jane's married life like, and why is it significant?

9. What does Jane learn about the Rivers family, and why is it significant?

10. How does Jane cope with her new life at Marsh End?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss passion as a major theme in the novel.

1) Identify how the various types of passion (i.e., sexual, spiritual, and emotional,) work in the novel.

2) What kind of passion is privileged by Jane? Mr. Rochester? St. John? Why?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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