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Mid-Book 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. How does Mr. Morel "defile" William?

2. Who occasionally makes Paul feel frustrated?

3. What is the name of William's sister?

4. What is one thing that Miriam absolutely does not want to be?

5. What second language does Paul speak?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Paul end up deciding against committing suicide?

2. Why don't Miriam's brothers think that she should learn algebra?

3. After Mrs. Morel has died, how does Paul's life change?

4. Why is Paul negative about marriage at the end of the novel?

5. Why does Paul begin avoiding Miriam in the chapter, "Defeat of Miriam"?

6. What is the cause of Paul breaking up with Miriam in the chapter, "The Test on Miriam"?

7. Why has Clara left her husband?

8. In Clara's opinion, what does Paul feel for her?

9. Why does Paul decide that he must break off his relationship with Miriam completely in the chapter, "Defeat of Miriam"?

10. What is Miriam's plan to get Paul back in "Defeat of Miriam"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe the ways in which Paul has two contrasting personalities.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the depiction of sexuality in Sons and Lovers. What made it so controversial when it was published?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the family dynamic in the Morel household. Use evidence from the novel to explain what caused the family dynamic and what events are a result of it.

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