Oscar and Lucinda Test | Final 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. How does Oscar describe the glassworks factory to Lucinda after he has chased her to her office?

2. How much does Mr. Stratton plan to bet at the racetrack his first time there?

3. What does Lucinda think of Mr. Borradaile?

4. What is Bishop Dancer pleased with about Oscar's religious views when he interviews him?

5. How far does Mr. Phelps walk with his son to see Lucinda and Oscar at her home?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Wardley-Fish thwarted in his attempts to catch up with Oscar on the expedition?

2. Why does Percy Smith give Oscar laudanum on the journey?

3. Does Lucinda consider Oscar as a potential husband?

4. When does Lucinda visit her glassworks factory?

5. How does Mr. Jeffris show his love of power as he prepares for the expedition?

6. What happens when Lucinda goes to gamble at the Chinese establishment on George Street?

7. How does Lucinda help Oscar get a job?

8. Why is Lucinda angry that Mr. Phelps invited her and Oscar for a tour of the factory?

9. What convinces Oscar to go up to first class and seek out Lucinda?

10. How does Lucinda feel about Dennis leaving Sydney to go to a parish near Boat Harbour?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you agree or disagree that Lucinda is a courageous person? In what ways does she express this courage by standing up for herself in the face of dominating personalities?

Essay Topic 2

How did Oscar and Lucinda never come to fully express their love for each other? How did their misunderstandings and assumptions decide their fate?

Essay Topic 3

Describe how the phenomenon of phosphorescence is used to further the plot in Oscar and Lucinda. In what ways does this event help Oscar overcome his fear and visit Lucinda's stateroom? How does the phosphorescence change Lucinda's impressions of Oscar?

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