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 helps Thomasin to the inn?

2. Who does Clym find?

3. To what does Eustacia admit during her argument with Mrs. Yeobright?

4. In what is Thomasin intrigued?

5. Who arrives to help?

Short Essay Questions

1. What conversations lead to Clym learning about the day of his mother's death?

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

3. How has Diggory changed upon his return to the heath two years later?

4. What takes place near Thomasin's house?

5. Why does Clym write a letter to Eustacia?

6. What happens at the local outdoor dance?

7. Why is Mrs. Yeobright shocked?

8. What takes place at Blooms-End?

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

10. Why does Clym not attend the wedding?

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 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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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