The Ruling Class Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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. In what kind of clothes does Tucker dress Jack?

2. How does McKyle try to recharge himself?

3. What does Dinsdale think Jack's insanity could ruin for him?

4. What kind of state does Dinsdale say Tucker was in when he discovered Claire's body?

5. Who is the first character to see Claire dead?

Essay 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

In 1972, THE RULING CLASS was made into a film starring Peter O'Toole. Why do you think the themes and ideas in the book were still relevant six years later? How did the filmmakers adapt the themes to fit in with the new environment? How did these changes affect the meaning of the story?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the novel's chronological setting.

1. What were the main concerns during the 1960s? How does the author express these concerns?

2. How would the author change the novel if it was set in today's society?

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