The Rainbow Test | Final 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 action does Ursula take to escape from the horses surrounding her when she goes for a walk in the rain?

2. How does Ursula feel about college as she prepares for her final examination?

3. What does Ursula tell Anton in the letter she sends to him?

4. What terrifies Ursula about her Uncle Tom as he grieves for his father?

5. What decision does Ursula make during her illness?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the realization that Ursula comes to as she passes from childhood into womanhood.

2. Describe the Brangwens's Christian devotion and religious practices.

3. Describe the most important thing Tom Brangwen gives to Lydia during their marriage.

4. Explain the circumstances of Tom Brangwen's death.

5. Describe Anna's thoughts about William's new job and their moving away from Cossethay.

6. What are Lydia Brangwen's hopes after Tom dies and she sees the troubles of her sons?

7. How do the Brangwen children adapt to their new home?

8. What is the response Anton gives to Ursula when she tells him she does not want to get married?

9. Explain why Ursula keeps up with her studies, despite the dreary work.

10. How does Ursula's original joy about college change as she prepares for her final examination?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Compare the characters of Anna and William Brangwen.

2) Which character gives more to their relationship? Explain.

3) How do their views differ on life, marriage and children?

4) Which character is more realistic in his view of life? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

1) Summarize how D.H. Lawrence uses local color and imagery to describe the Marsh Farm.

2) Cite descriptive examples of the farmhouse, landscape, the barn, and the animals at the farm.

3) Does the imagery Lawrence uses depict a clear and accurate picture of the farm and surrounding landscape?

Essay Topic 3

1) During the novel, the reader is introduced to the views of women as depicted by Tom Brangwen, William Brangwen and Anton Bresnesky.

2) Compare the views which are revealed by these three men toward women.

3) Cite examples from the story. How do their attitudes toward women affect the way women react to them?

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