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. Strebensky returns from Africa and starts up his relationship with Ursula again. What are Ursula's inner feelings after she and Anton consummate their love?

2. What does the rainbow forming over the corrupt land symbolize for Ursula?

3. Why does 11-year-old Ursula find it a bother to be the eldest of six children?

4. With whom do the Brangwen girls have a feud?

5. What does Ursula feel after her first kiss with Skrebensky?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the events that lead up to Ursula's love affair with Miss Inger.

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

3. What does Ursula decide Winifred should do after they are no longer lovers?

4. As Ursula continues to teach, how does her attitude toward education change?

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

6. Compare the temperaments of Gudrun and Theresa Brangwen.

7. Explain Ursula's plans for her future when she discovers that she is pregnant.

8. Summarize the effect Ursula has on Anton as they make love in the cornstacks.

9. Why doesn't Mr. Harby, the schoolmaster, like Ursula Brangwen?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Does Ursula remain true to her ideals of being an individual, responsible for herself, and working in a man's world?

2) What is her final decision with regard to her future?

3) Cite examples from the novel to support the answer.

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) 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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