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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 does Mr. Phillotson do when he hears of Sue's troubles back at Melchester?
2. What job does Jude have when he learns his and Sue's divorces have gone through?
3. Where does Mr. Phillotson work in Shaston?
4. Who puts the trapped animal out of its misery (the night of Jude's aunt's funeral)?
5. Why does Sue write to Jude and ask her not to come see her anymore in Shaston?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sue confess to Jude after he kills the rabbit that was stuck in a trap one night?
2. After talking to Arabella, what excuse does Sue have for not wanting to get married at that time?
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 causes Jude to think that it is time to leave Melchester?
6. What happens when Mr. Phillotson accidentally goes to the room where Sue sleeps and begins to undress?
7. What does Arabella tell Mr. Phillotson when she and her friend Anny pick him up on the side of the road?
8. 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?
9. What does Jude accuse Sue of after he plays the piano for her in the schoolhouse?
10. Right after Jude and Sue learn their divorces have gone through, what excuse does Sue give as to why she doesn't want to get married then?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Analyze at least four different ways the story of "Jude the Obscure" would change if the setting were in a modern, urban location.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss why Hardy chooses to have no strong example of a loving, healthy marriage for any of the characters in "Jude the Obscure."
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