Overtones Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Alice Gerstenberg
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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 Harriet discourage William from doing?

2. What is the name of Harriet's alter ego?

3. What does Jack say he would like to make Harriet pay for?

4. How does John compliment Harriet?

5. What does Maggie represent?

Short Essay Questions

1. What advice does Mr. Bush give Margaret?

2. What does Jack want to do as he admires Harriet's form?

3. What does the play's ending say about the chronological setting of the play?

4. What does the willow tree in John's portrait indicate to Harriet?

5. How does Margaret surprise John in the final act?

6. Why does John stop listening to Margaret?

7. What does William tell John about his background?

8. How does Harriet stop William from buying the portrait?

9. How does William react when Harriet tells him her real feelings from him?

10. How does Margaret get her own way regarding Harriet?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the main turning points of the story? How do turning points work to keep a reader interested in the story? When does Gerstenberg use her turning points and why does she use them at those particular moments?

Essay Topic 2

Pick two characters from the book and discuss their goals and motives. Do they achieve their motives? Do they share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters? How do the characters goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?

Essay Topic 3

Why does John dislike his work at the gallery? How can John use his work to become a more successful painter? How important do you think it is for an artist to understand the business side of their work?

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