London Transports Test | 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 is the narrator's job?

2. How long has Pat been in London?

3. Which of the following is NOT a reason that Margaret shoplifts?

4. What is the name of the married man with whom Lisa is involved?

5. Who is Rita's husband?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the source of Lisa's anxiety regarding her affair?

2. How is Olive's true character in contrast to the gracious person she pretends to be?

3. Why is Frankie determined to win over her new boss' wife?

4. How does Pat's naivete show in her discussion and agreements with Joy and Marigold?

5. What does Lisa do when she realizes that her lover had intended to meet some other woman this weekend?

6. What is the premise of "Holborn"?

7. How is the narrator mistakenly identified as a lesbian?

8. Describe the evening when Frankie and the narrator visit the BBC Club for drinks.

9. What is the premise of "Stockwell"?

10. What is the premise of "Queensway"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of disappointment. Identify at least two characters who either embody or experience disappointment. Cite an example to support your answers.

Essay Topic 2

The frustration of unfulfilled affection touches several characters in the book. Name at least two characters who experience unfulfilled love and the situations that occur as a result.

Essay Topic 3

Create a character study of Rita in "Notting Hill Gate." What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about Rita?

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