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 does the woman in #7 urge May to do?

2. Who is Pat's aunt?

3. What are the narrator and her husband doing when Frankie drops in?

4. What does Margaret tell her husband will happen if he leaves her?

5. Pat learns that Marigold had forced Nadia _____________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Marigold tell Pat about their previous roommate, Nadia?

2. Why does Julia decide to resort to visiting the pornography store?

3. How does Margaret convince Harry that he has made the right decision to stay with her and their son?

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

5. How is Rita different from the other temps in the office?

6. How does Frankie alienate the narrator's husband one evening when she drops in on them?

7. What is the source of Julia's angst in "Tottenham Court Road"?

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

9. What is the premise of "Holborn"?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the role of the family in a story in LONDON TRANSPORTS. What does it mean for each of the main characters? How does the family disintegrate? How typical is this family to most Irish and English families living during the 1970s?

Essay Topic 2

Greed seems to be almost an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the sense of greed? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the characters' lives? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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