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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 are people most surprised to see take part in the festivities in Part 4, Chapter 19?
2. In Part 4, Chapter 17, whom does Stafford introduce Colin to?
3. In Part 5, Chapter 27, who is studying for entrance exams?
4. In Part 4, Chapter 24, what happens every time Colin goes to see Margaret?
5. When Colin sends his parents on vacation at Easter, what happens at home to upset him?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when Colin tells Margaret they shouldn't get married?
2. What are some of the things that happen during the party in Part 4, Chapter 19?
3. What happens when Colin goes out with Audrey for the first time?
4. How does Michael react to his father's death?
5. What do Colin and Stephens disagree about at work in Part 5, Chapter 25?
6. Why does Colin go to the pub almost every night after teaching?
7. Why does Elizabeth feel that she and Colin are not destined to have a long relationship?
8. What happens after Colin learns that Margaret and Stafford are a couple?
9. In Part 4, Chapter 23, what two things does Colin come to envy about Stafford?
10. In Part 4, Chapter 19, what happens when Colin invites Sheila over to his house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does education impact Colin's life? From entrance exams to his career, follow the effects education has on Colin as a character. How does it motivate him? How does it hold him back? What does education mean to Colin?
Essay Topic 2
The coal mine where Harry works is central to the lives of the Savilles. What is work in the coal mine like? How are miners perceived? How does working in the coal mine define Harry? How does Harry view his work? How does the coal mine help to develop the plot of this novel?
Essay Topic 3
Describe Colin's three main romances. How are they similar? How are they different? Does Colin grow as a character at all in terms of his romantic encounters?
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