The Rainbow 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. How does William adapt to life as a husband and father of three children?

2. What is Tom contemplating as he stands at the altar with Anna on her wedding day?

3. What are William's actions with the girl he takes to the park?

4. What is Tom's attitude toward his own life while his wife is miserable?

5. What is the deep trouble that is between Anna and William?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Tom manage to calm Anna down when she constantly screams for her mother while Lydia is in labor?

2. What is William's physical and mental state after the birth of his third child?

3. Summarize Anna's inner feelings when she is sent to a young ladies school in Nottingham.

4. Explain how Anna views her relationship with her cousin, William.

5. Explain how Lydia rises out of her darkness and indifference to make a new life for herself.

6. Describe the woman Tom Brangwen decides to marry.

7. What is it that finally allows Anna to give up her adventurous spirit and wonder of life?

8. What pains Tom as he stands at the altar at Anna's wedding?

9. Describe Anna's emotional state when her mother marries Tom Brangwen.

10. Describe the impression Anna has of Baron Skrebensky and his new wife, Millicent with regard to their relationship.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Evaluate the relationship between Tom Brangwen and Winifred Inger.

2) Are they a good match? Explain.

3) How do they interact with one another?

4) What are the qualities of their relationship?

5) Cite examples from the story proving their acceptance of one another for who they are.

Essay Topic 2

1) Analyze Ursula's coming of age throughout the novel.

2) What fears and emotions does she experience as he grows from childhood to adulthood?

3) How does her outlook on life, education, and love change as she develops from a young girl into a woman?

4) Cite examples of the character changes in Ursula throughout her life.

Essay Topic 3

1) Write an introduction to the novel discussing D.H. Lawrence's writing style, use of dialogue, similes, metaphors, imagery, and point of view of the characters.

2) How do these literary elements affect the story?

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