The Return of the Native Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years later is it when Diggory Venn comes to visit?

2. When are Eustacia and Wildeve's feeling rekindled?

3. Why is Thomasin now attracted to Diggory?

4. Why does Eustacia not read Clym's letter?

5. Why does Charley hide Captain Vye's pistols?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The presentation of the character of Diggory Venn is full of ambiguity.

Part 1) What does it mean to be ambiguous?

Part 2) How is this character ambiguous?

Part 3) How does this ambiguity affect the reader's view of him? Does he grow less or more ambiguous throughout the novel? Does he stay the same?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The ending for the protagonist is bittersweet.

Part 1) How?

Part 2) Why does the author end the book in this way?

Part 3) How do you feel about the ending? Would you rather see it end another way? Why or why not?

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