The Return of the Native Test | Final 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. Who do Eustacia and Wildeve see as they walk back to the heath?

2. How is Thomasin when Diggory comes to visit?

3. Why does Clym not attend the wedding?

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

5. For whom is Thomasin caretaking?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Clym become a preacher?

2. How are Clym and Thomasin's suspicions similar?

3. Why does Clym never thank his mother for the inheritance money she sent him on his wedding day?

4. What is Susan Nunsuch doing?

5. How is Clym feeling after he learns of his wife's true feelings?

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

7. Why is Mrs. Yeobright shocked?

8. Why is Clym concerned that Thomasin is falling in love with him?

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

10. What has happened to Mrs. Yeobright?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The heath is described almost like a character.

Part 1) Describe Egdon Heath.

Part 2) Which characters resemble the heath? How?

Part 3) Which characters are very different from the heath? How?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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