Rebecca 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. On what floor of the hotel building is Max's suite?

2. How far away do Beatrice and Giles live?

3. What does Maxim tell Mrs Van Hopper about his valet?

4. How does the narrator feel about playing bridge?

5. For the narrator, what is the result of Mrs Van Hopper's illness?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why and in what way does the protagonist behave uncharacteristically?

2. Comment on the protagonist's conversation with Ben.

3. Is the protagonist's assessment of herself, as not having guts, a true one?

4. Comment on the significance of the title "Je Reviens--I come back" for Rebecca's boat.

5. Comment on the scene that takes place in Rebecca's room.

6. What information about Jack Favell is important in this chapter.

7. What images relating to death are contained in this chapter?

8. Comment on the significance of Frank's comment that humans enjoy disguises.

9. What changes in the protagonist are evident in this chapter?

10. How appropriate is Maxim's suggestion that his wife dress for the costume ball as Alice in Wonderland?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"Rebecca contains a critique of the luxurious, idle lives of the British landed gentry." Do you agree? Is there evidence of such a critique?

Essay Topic 2

Did Rebecca de Winter deserve to die? Should her husband have been punished (through the law) for her murder? Examine the moral dilemma. Is there indeed a moral dilemma at all? Write the text of a speech you might give to some law students.

Essay Topic 3

"Romance and drama are essential to interesting lives, and Rebecca supplies plenty of this!" Examine the romance and drama in Rebecca. What techniques does the author use to create a strong story that engages the reader?

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