Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Alexandria Ripley
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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. Why does Rhett demand to see Scarlett's clothes?

2. What does Scarlett learn while visiting Henry Hamilton's office in Chapter 5?

3. According to Eleanor, what do Scarlett and her grandmother have in common?

4. What does Sally have little doubt of in Chapter 12?

5. Where is Rhett in Chapter 16?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 18, what does Rhett offer Scarlett to get her to leave Charleston? When does Scarlett agree to leave?

2. In Chapter 14, how is the aloofness of the citizens of Charleston explained?

3. What promises does Rhett make to Mammy before she dies? What does Rhett tell Scarlett after making his promises?

4. What does Ross do to Scarlett when he returns home one night after drinking? How does Scarlett react?

5. Where does Scarlett ask Rhett to take her in Chapter 29? In Chapter 30, what trouble do Scarlett and Rhett get into?

6. What causes Scarlett to leave Tara in Chapter 4? Why does she leave Pansy behind?

7. In Chapter 6, what makes Scarlett think Ashley's business is in trouble? What does she decide to do to help him?

8. For what reasons does Rhett tell Rosemary he must get away from Scarlett?

9. How does Rhett feel about Scarlett's presence in Charleston? Why does he say he won't ask her to leave?

10. In Chapter 3, what is preventing repairs from being done at Tara? For what reason does Scarlett offer to pay Suellen a stipend?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the author of the novel "Scarlett", Alexandria Ripley. What other books has she written? Why was she chosen to write the sequel to the immensely popular "Gone with the Wind"? How was her work received by critics?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the motif of money in the novel "Scarlett". How important is money to Scarlett? How does she use money to get what she wants? Does money ever cause problems for Scarlett?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the importance of reputation in the novel "Scarlett". Why is one's reputation so important during this time period and place? What connection can be made between the importance of one's reputation and Scarlett's social class? What are some examples of times when Scarlett's reputation is in jeopardy? How does Rhett save the day?

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