The Robber Bride 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 rapes Karen in Chapter 35?

2. What reason does Zenia give Roz for Larry's visits to Zenia's hotel room?

3. What kind of work does Charis do in Chapter 29?

4. How did Charis and Zenia originally meet?

5. What does Charis raise at her house on the Island?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Billy in Canada?

2. Describe Karen/Charis's relationship with her grandmother.

3. What do the bad dreams Tony, Charis and Roz have in Chapter 50 symbolize?

4. Describe the power in Karen's grandmother's hands.

5. Describe Charis's life on the island with Billy before Zenia comes.

6. How do Roz and Tony help Charis after Billy leaves her

7. Recount what happens to Mitch after he leaves Roz for Zenia.

8. Describe Karen/Charis's relationship with her mother, Gloria.

9. The story with which Zenia tries to blackmail Roz in Chapter 53 is another of Zenia's many lies. Explain Zenia's real relationship with Larry.

10. Explain how Roz's father made his money.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"The Robber Bride" contains a number of instances of foreshadowing. Cite three examples of foreshadowing and how this literary method is used to indicate events to come.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Tony Fremont's peculiar habit of writing and speaking backwards.

Part I: Give at least three examples of Tony speaking or writing in this way.

Part 2: Discuss what you think this habit reveals about Tony's character.

Part 3: Discuss what you think the author might be saying about the role of women in society through Tony's habit.

Essay Topic 3

Motherhood is one of the themes in "The Robber Bride." Compare and contrast Tony's mother, Roz's mother, and Charis's mother and discuss how their mothering affects their daughters' lives. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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