Maurice 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. Why does Clive choose such a small room for Maurice when he visits?

2. How long do Maurice and Durham go without speaking in Chapter 10?

3. What does Clive try to dissuade Maurice from doing in Chapter 21?

4. Whom does Clive ask to go for a walk with in Chapter 25?

5. What does Mrs. Durham question Maurice about?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Clive want to be alone with when he visits the Halls in Chapter 25? Why does he want this?

2. How old is Maurice when he graduates from high school? What does Dr. Barry talk to him about on his graduation day?

3. What is the name of Clive's family home? How is Clive's family different from Maurice's?

4. What does Clive's mother question Maurice about? How does this affect Maurice?

5. Why does Clive make sure Maurice has a tiny room? What do they spend their nights doing?

6. What happens when Maurice and Clive decide to spend the day together? What is the consequence of this action?

7. Where do Clive and Maurice go after Cambridge? What night of the week does Maurice spend at Clive's apartment?

8. What is Maurice's reaction to Clive breaking up with him? What is the consequence of their argument?

9. When Durham finds out Maurice read the Symposium, what does he say to him? What is Maurice's reaction?

10. What does Durham tell Maurice about his Christmas vacation? What shocks Maurice about Durham at first?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Maurice summons up the courage to see Dr. Barry about his problems, he leaves feeling let down but hopeful. Discuss Maurice's interaction with Dr. Barry about his sexuality, explaining the actions of both characters and the results of these actions.

Essay Topic 2

Clive undergoes a dramatic change in part II. Explore Clive's change, including the influences on his change and behaviors during and after his change. Make sure to provide at least 3 examples of Clive's change in sexuality.

Essay Topic 3

Chapter 12 breaks form with the rest of the novel. Explain this change in form discussing what it accomplishes in the novel. Why do you think Forster wrote it this way? Can you think of another way he could have revealed the same information?

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