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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. Where does Jack say he discovered who he was?

2. What does Tucker help the Earl do?

3. Why does the Earl want to marry Grace?

4. What does Grace tell Jack she wants from him?

5. Why does Claire think Herder is trying to seduce her?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Tucker respond to his arrest?

2. What does the conversation between the Earl and Tucker reveal about the Earl's situation?

3. How does Tucker react to the Earl leaving him part of his legacy?

4. How does Jack kill Claire?

5. What does Herder say he is researching?

6. How does Herder excuse Jack's strange behavior at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 16?

7. What are Grace and Charles' opinions of Claire?

8. What does Tucker say he thinks about Jack and the family?

9. What does Grace tell Jack about her past?

10. How does Jack win over Truscott?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss elements of the narrative structure: exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the novel's themes?

Essay Topic 2

Examine upper class life.

1) How do people in the British upper classes view life?

2) What influence have the British upper classes had on popular culture?

3) How does the author express both the negative and positive aspects of British upper class life?

Essay Topic 3

What problems do Jack's generation face? How are the problems for Jack's generation different to the problems his father's generation face? Identify and discuss a significant problem facing your generation.

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