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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 is that Sir Quentin has been enforcing upon the members?
2. Fleur tells Sir Quentin that she knows he plagiarized her novel and plans to sue him. How does he respond?
3. When she looks through pages of the memoirs, what does Fleur see?
4. Leslie's novel was published around the same time as Warrender Chase, and received feeble reviews. How is Warrender Chase received?
5. Fleur's job has changed from altering the manuscripts to what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Fleur's reaction when Dottie calls her to tell her of Sir Quentin's death?
2. Fleur's job at the Association has changed by Chapter 7. What are her duties now?
3. What is the traumatic news Fleur receives near the end of Chapter 8?
4. When her novel is ultimately published, how does Fleur initially react?
5. Why doesn't Fleur tell Edwina that she believes Sir Quentin is behind the theft of her manuscript?
6. What was it that Fleur scolded herself when she determined who had likely stolen the manuscript from her room?
7. Even though Fleur and Dottie have quite a tumultuous relationship, after Sir Quentin's death, she keeps Fleur well-informed about the other members of the Autobiographical Association. Describe what happens to any two members.
8. After Fleur retrieves her manuscript and goes home, she is visited by Dottie. What happens during this visit?
9. Fleur mentions a parallel to another novel, not of her writing, at this point. What novel and what parallel?
10. In Chapter 9, yet another character points out a correlation between Warrender Chase and reality. Who is it, and what is pointed out?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Fleur Talbot, as an author, seems to spend her life observing, categorizing and accumulating ideas for her writing. Discuss how this impacts her life. Does it get in her way? Do you think most authors work this way?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Fleur's friendships. She has both male and female friends, and as with most people, each of her friends appeals to her differently. Who are her closest friends? Why are they important to her? Compare and contrast at least three of her relationships in terms of their basis.
Essay Topic 3
Examine, through your impressions from Loitering with Intent, Muriel Spark's perspective on religion. The book includes at least three hints of her specific opinions about religion. Often, writers create metaphors through parallels - what does she use as a parallel to organized religion, and how does it describe her thoughts on the matter?
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