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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. Where does Arabella plan to seduce Jude after he and Sue have separated?
2. What does Jude want Sue and the children to see on Remembrance Day?
3. What prevents Jude from working once he remarries Arabella?
4. Where does Jude play for Sue the song that impressed him so much on the piano?
5. Why is little Jude teased at school?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sue confess to Jude after he kills the rabbit that was stuck in a trap one night?
2. Why does Sue get cold feet about marrying Jude when they are at the clerk's office with Widow Edlin as their witness?
3. Why does Arabella go see Mr. Phillotson after the death of Sue and Jude's children?
4. Why does Sue try to keep Jude quiet as he gives a spontaneous speech to the crowd on Remembrance Day?
5. What does Sue come to believe is the reason for her childrens' deaths?
6. What does Arabella confess to Jude when they unexpectedly meet each other in a tavern after she has returned from Australia?
7. What causes Jude to think that it is time to leave Melchester?
8. Why is Mr. Phillotson able to return to teaching at Marygreen?
9. After talking to Arabella, what excuse does Sue have for not wanting to get married at that time?
10. What happens when Mr. Phillotson accidentally goes to the room where Sue sleeps and begins to undress?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss how the scene where Sue finds her dead children does the following:
1) changes the tone of the novel; and
2) changes the characters of Jude and Sue.
Make sure to use direct evidence from the text to support your strong thesis statement.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the characters of Sue and Arabella, making sure to note three differences and similarities with each. Also make sure to use direct evidence from the text to support your paper.
Essay Topic 3
Analyze at least three aspects of "Jude the Obscure" that make the novel believable AND analyze at least three aspects of "Jude the Obscure" that make the novel unbelievable.
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