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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 is the Dorrit family vacationing when Book 2 opens?
2. Where do Fanny and Sparkler go after their wedding?
3. What relationship of Amy's particularly suffers once her family becomes wealthy?
4. How does Little Dorrit feel about her travels in comparison with the rest of her family?
5. How does Arthur start to feel while in debtors' prison?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Little Dorrit report to Arthur about Minnie's marriage?
2. What does John Baptist Cavalletto tell Pancks and the Plornish family about why he is acting funny?
3. How does Merdle die?
4. What does Pancks tell Arthur about Casby and Wade?
5. What is the story behind Arthur's birth?
6. What does Mr. Dorrit instruct Amy to do, when he calls her to his quarters in Venice and speaks to her in front of Mrs. General?
7. Why does Miss Wade take Tattycoram in?
8. How does Amy feel about her life once her sister marries?
9. What does Mrs. Clennam request of Little Dorrit when she goes to find her at the debtors' prison?
10. Why does the Dorrit family grant Amy permission to renew her friendship with Mrs. Gowan?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Fanny is often portrayed as an unkind character even though her marriage to Sparkler, while loveless, gives her father the life he always wanted and felt he deserved. Discuss how Fanny is actually a very kind, considerate character, discuss at least three specifics from the text that support this position.
Essay Topic 2
Analyze the character of Maggy. Discuss: 1) what role she plays in the text, 2) what she symbolizes, and 3) what the reader learns about at least one other character through her.
Essay Topic 3
Analyze Dorrit's death and any commentary Dickens may be making about wealth and family through the way this particular character dies. If appropriate, address Dorrit's brother's death immediately afterward as well.
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