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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. What does John's profession symbolize to Mollie?

2. What does John think Philip has done to Mollie to keep her in love with him?

3. Who has Mollie recently fallen in love with?

4. How long has Mollie known her new love?

5. What does Philip employ as a winning strategy when he tells Mollie that he will die if she leaves him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the point of tension about when Philip and John meet for the first time over dinner?

2. What does John consider to be a betrayal?

3. What happened while Philip was away that affected Paris's emotions and needs?

4. How does Mollie react to John's question?

5. What are Hattie's comments regarding the white coverings over the furnishings?

6. Why does Philip want Paris to get dressed?

7. What information does John give Mollie that makes her brighten?

8. How does Paris react to Hattie's questions and curiosity about Philip Lovejoy's suicide?

9. Who is John Tucker?

10. What time does Philip wake?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of success. Provide a definition and include the examples of powerful and successful people in history. Then, using this base, discuss how Philip' emotional health may have been affected by his success, and then his lack thereof. How has success served him, and how has it hindered his relationships? Include textual references in your answer.

Essay Topic 2

The allure of security is a driving force in the plot development of The Square Root of Wonderful. How important is security in a marriage or relationship in the present day? How important was the role of security in a marriage or relationship in the 1950s? Discuss how love and marriage differ in terms of needs and desires now versus then, weaving in security and safety in your response.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and Contrast the roles of Sister and Mother Lovejoy. In which ways are the ladies alike in their thinking regarding Philip? In which ways are they different? Is one woman more of an enabler than the other? Explain your answer and use evidence from the text.

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