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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 is Anna's initial reaction when the eleven men start singing in the garden of the cottage, outside Anna and Will's window?
2. What is Tom contemplating as he stands at the altar with Anna on her wedding day?
3. What would happen to the women of Cossethay if the vicar, Lord William, and Mrs. Hardy were taken away from them?
4. How successful is Tom Brangwen at his school studies?
5. What is Tom's reaction when Mrs. Lensky agrees to marry him?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the toast Tom gives at Anna's wedding party?
2. Explain how the Brangwens come into more money as they live on the Marsh farm.
3. Describe what becomes of Lydia's first two children while she is living in Poland with her husband Paul.
4. Explain the relationship between Lydia and Tom after two years of marriage.
5. After the birth of their son, Lydia does have the passion for Tom that she once had. How does he deal with the desires he has for his wife?
6. Explain William's relationship with Ursula after the birth of Gudrun.
7. What pains Tom as he stands at the altar at Anna's wedding?
8. Explain what William asks the girl sitting next to him at the Empire, and what they do together.
9. Describe the situation that hardens Ursula to the outside world.
10. Are Anna and William satisfied with their lives?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
1) Evaluate the elements of cause and effect in this story using examples from the novel.
2) Choose three events from the story which cause Lydia Lensky's life to undergo a change.
3) How does she react to the events and their effects?
4) How does she grow emotionally in her own life and in her attitude toward her first husband, her second husband and her daughter because of these changes?
Essay Topic 2
1) Analyze the changes in Anna Brangwen throughout the novel.
2) What fears and emotions does she experience as the story progresses?
3) How do her attitudes toward individuality, marriage and motherhood change as her character develops?
4) Cite examples of the character changes Anna goes through as her character develops.
Essay Topic 3
1) What are Anton Skrebensky's views on the responsibilities of the individual in society?
2) Are his views dated or do they still hold true today?
3) Give examples from the novel and from today's world to justify your conclusion.
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