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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 Lydia see herself when she is married to Paul Lensky?
2. What happens after Ursula writes a passionate love letter to Winifred?
3. Why does 11-year-old Ursula find it a bother to be the eldest of six children?
4. Ursula resigns herself to teaching until she can do what?
5. How does Tom Brangwen die after returning home from Nottingham?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Lydia Brangwen's hopes after Tom dies and she sees the troubles of her sons?
2. Summarize the decision Ursula makes as she is recovering from her miscarriage.
3. Why doesn't Mr. Harby, the schoolmaster, like Ursula Brangwen?
4. What does Ursula decide Winifred should do after they are no longer lovers?
5. Explain the realization that Ursula comes to as she passes from childhood into womanhood.
6. As Ursula continues to teach, how does her attitude toward education change?
7. What is the reason that Ursula becomes defiant and mistrustful?
8. How does Ursula's original joy about college change as she prepares for her final examination?
9. Describe the relationship between Ursula and Anton Skrebensky when he visits Marsh farm.
10. Summarize Ursula's emotional state when she moves back home after passing her matriculation examination.
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) 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 3
1) Analyze the resolution of the story as it relates to each of the characters in the novel.
2) Explain the metamorphosis each of them experiences by the final chapter.
3) What major life lessons have they learned?
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