The Return of the Native 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. How is the location introduced?

2. What do Sam and Humphrey say about Clym?

3. How does Mrs. Yeobright feel about Clym's relationship with Eustacia?

4. Why does Eustacia temporarily lose interest in Wildeve?

5. What do some of the locals notice about Clym?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Thomasin want the wedding to go ahead under any circumstances?

2. How do Clym and Eustacia finally meet?

3. Describe Egdon Heath.

4. How does Diggory Venn feel about Thomasin?

5. Of all the romance in this story, which one seems to be most true? Why?

6. How does Thomasin end up in Diggory Venn's wagon?

7. How does Johnny Nonsuch help Eustacia?

8. How is Eustacia's performance in the play?

9. Why does Mrs. Yeobright not give Damon Thomasin's inheritance?

10. How does Christian lose the money?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

A theme in this novel is that seemingly minor causes have great effects.

Part 1) Name two minor causes.

Part 2) What are the effects of those minor events?

Part 3) How do the seemingly insignificant events at the beginning of the novel lead to tragedy and great change at the end?

Essay Topic 2

The novel's protagonist is Clym.

Part 1) Describe Clym.

Part 2) Why is he considered the protagonist?

Part 3) How does he change and develop as a character as the novel progresses?

Essay Topic 3

The transformation of the odd reddleman into a desirable husband seems a little forced.

Part 1) Why?

Part 2) What is the reason for this change in the character?

Part 3) How does the author feel about the changes? How do you feel about the changes?

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