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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 Monte Carlo attraction will Mrs Van Hopper miss by leaving early?

2. In her former life, about what was the narrator sometimes worried?

3. Identify the figurative language in the phrase "lies like an empty shell."

4. What object is Robert suspected of stealing?

5. Why is the meal with Mrs Van Hopper eaten in silence?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the new Mrs. de Winter play into Mrs. Danvers' hands during their conversation.

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

4. What is Maxim's response to Favell's threats?

5. What are safe topics for the protagonist to read aloud to her husband?

6. Why is Maxim against his wife going off after the dog Jasper?

7. What does the protagonist learn about herself during this chapter?

8. In what way could Rebecca's death justly be termed a suicide?

9. Is it reasonable for Mrs. Danvers to blame herself for Rebecca's death?

10. What do you think he means when Frank Crawley tells the protagonist that it's vitally important they they talk?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"The destruction of Manderley symbolizes the destruction of the genteel world of the early twentieth century, with all its hypocrisy." Do you agree? Write a substantial essay that reviews the themes of the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the moral problem that lies at the core of Rebecca. Do you think this has been presented satisfactorily? Why or why not? Be sure to refer closely to characters and events in the text.

Essay Topic 3

Examine the relationships of the couples presented in Rebecca. Look at Maxim and Rebecca; Maxim and his new wife; Rebecca and Jack Favell; Beatrice and Giles. How do these relationships affect the development of the story?

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