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. 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?

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

3. After hearing the voice and breaking away from St. John, Jane states that it was "_____time to assume ascendency."

4. What two things does Jane claim she will be when Mr. Rochester states how he will dress her up in satin and lace?

5. As Jane begs the woman called Hannah for food and shelter, who arrives to let her inside?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the Rivers discover about the death of a wealthy uncle, and why is it significant?

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

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

4. How does the Rivers family treat Jane, and why is it significant?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss reader reception at the time of publication. How was "Jane Eyre" received by critics and the general public?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the Reed family with the Rivers family.

1) Which family most embodies the notion of family and why?

2) How do members within the family treat those outside of their group?

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