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The Return of the Native Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is this expected of him?



2. What is Wildeve's supposed oversight?



3. Where does Christian stop on the way to the wedding?



4. What does Eustacia convince a local boy to do?



5. What does Thomasin not want Mrs. Yeobright to mention to Clym?



Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Thomasin and Clym live in the same home but lead separate lives?



2. Are these two still lovers?



3. Why does Thomasin go to see Mrs. Yeobright?



4. How does Eustacia react when Clym confronts her?



5. Why is Mrs. Yeobright never let in the house?



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



7. What intrigues Thomasin about Diggory?



8. How do Clym and Eustacia finally meet?



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



10. Why does Mrs. Yeobright have a difficult time getting to Clym's home?



Essay Topics

Towards the end of the novel the action picks up speed.

Part 1) How does it pick up speed?

Part 2) Why does it pick up speed?

Part 3) Is it an effective storytelling tool and way of keeping readers engaged? Why?

Clym returns home from Paris.

Part 1) Why does he return home to Egdon Heath?

Part 2) What are his goals?

Part 3) By the end of the novel, has Clym achieved his goals? Why or why not?

The novel is first published in 1878, in the Victorian style, but it is unusual in the way it deals with moral and ethical questions.

Part 1) What is usually found in traditional Victorian literature?

Part 2) How is this novel different?

Part 3) How does this affect the types of characters found in the novel? How does it affect the reader?

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