Overtones Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Alice Gerstenberg
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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 do Hetty and Jack reminisce about?

2. What does William tell John he wants to learn about one day?

3. Why does Margaret say John is lucky to have her as a wife?

4. How does William say he has earned his wealth?

5. What does Harriet discourage William from doing?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do Margaret and John almost get caught up in their lies in the opening act?

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

4. Why does John hate his job at the art gallery?

5. How does Margaret defy Maggie at the beginning of Act 2?

6. Why is Hetty upset Harriet moves so close to William?

7. How does John try to flatter William?

8. What does Harriet say to her alter ego, Hetty?

9. How does Gesternberg symbolize John as a starving artist?

10. How does Margaret help John in the final section?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?

Essay Topic 2

Why does Gerstenbeg use so few settings? How does Gerstenberg create a world away from the few settings she uses? What colors and objects does Gerstenberg use and what meaning does it give to the setting?

Essay Topic 3

Aside from the main characters, examine the way the author uses the other characters in the book. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?

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