Jude the Obscure Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What was the final thing that pushed Jude to go to Christminster?

2. What impressive feat does Jude do at a bar to impress his fellow masons?

3. What does Jude's aunt tell him about Sue during his first visit to see her after he moves to Christminster?

4. Where do Sue and Jude walk during their first meeting?

5. Who does Arabella go to in order to see if she is really pregnant or not?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jude react when Arabella tells him she is pregnant?

2. Why is Jude reluctant to leave his studies to meet Arabella for the first time?

3. What happens when Sue arrives at Jude's house after she escapes from her school?

4. What specifically does Jude overhear Arabella's friends talking about in regard to her false pregnancy?

5. What does Jude come to think about Sue's happiness in her marriage to Mr. Phillotson during their talk on the train to visit their sick aunt?

6. Why does Jude have to slaughter the pig he gave Arabella as a gift?

7. What advice about getting married does Arabella give Sue when Sue comes to the hotel to check on Arabella?

8. What happens when Arabella comes to Jude, asking for lodging, shortly after he and Sue have separated?

9. Why do Jude and Sue decide to walk to Mr. Phillotson's house during their first meeting?

10. When he is very ill, what does Jude say to Sue when they meet in a church after she has remarried Mr. Phillotson?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Analyze at least 3 literary techniques Hardy uses to make one character of your choosing from "Jude the Obscure" very likable OR very unlikable to the reader.

Essay Topic 2

Write a well-reasoned argument paper addressing why Sue is so against marriage. Make sure to use evidence from the text to support your position.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss at least two things that the death of Jude's children contributes to the text, and at least two things that the death of Jude's children takes away from the text.

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