The Remains of the Day 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. What does Stevens tell his father after the accident?

2. Who is Mr. Stevens' current employer?

3. Stevens believes that the rungs of a social ladder have been replaced by __________.

4. The Prologue is written about what time?

5. What is the current number of staff at Darlington Hall?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the nature of Stevens' meeting with Miss Kenton?

2. How does Miss Kenton's assertive behavior make Stevens uncomfortable when she enters the butler's pantry one night?

3. How does Stevens feel about visiting the small pond?

4. How does the Day 6, Evening Chapter begin?

5. Explain the symbolism of the polished silver.

6. What concerns does Mr. Cardinal have regarding Lord Darlington?

7. Describe what happens when Stevens parks the car to view an unfamiliar spot on his trip.

8. What is the significance of the conversation Stevens has with a stranger on the pier?

9. Why does Stevens evade the question about being employed by Lord Darlington at one time?

10. Describe the role that integrity and contributions to society contribute toward making a household a great one.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the technique of foreshadowing used in this book. Describe some situations that can be considered foreshadowing. Why are they examples of foreshadowing? What are the benefits of using foreshadowing?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the technique of flashback used extensively in this book. Describe some situations that can be considered flashbacks. Why are they flashbacks? What are the benefits of using flashbacks?

Essay Topic 3

Stevens must have some idea of Lord Darlington's political tendencies given the nature of his guests during this period in history. How does he justify Lord Darlington's actions? Is Stevens smarter than Lord Darlington gives him credit for? Explain.

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