The Tale of Beatrix Potter Test | 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 did Beatrix's diary often talk about?

2. What did Beatrix do in the countryside while visiting Caroline?

3. What ideas did Beatrix believe in as stated in Chapter 1?

4. To what religious group did Beatrix's parents belong?

5. Where did Caroline have a home?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Beatrix deal with the pain of Norman's death?

2. What does the reader learn about the Crompton family history?

3. Why did Beatrix write letters to sick children in the 1880s? What were the letters about?

4. Describe Edmund Potter, Beatrix's grandfather.

5. What happened when Beatrix wrote a paper on mold spores?

6. Why was Bolton Gardens full of excitement prior to the publication of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"?

7. While in Gloucester, what story did Beatrix compose? What did she think of this story?

8. How did Beatrix and Norman grow closer to one another?

9. Who was Canon Rawnsley?

10. Describe the Potters' interest in art.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and interpret Beatrix Potter's canon of work. What are some common themes and motifs of the stories? Who are some of the more popular characters? Where did Beatrix gain inspiration from for the characters and settings of the books? Why were some of the stories more successful than others?

Essay Topic 2

Beatrix's first serious romantic relationship was with Norman Warne. How did they meet? What sort of relationship did they have at first? How did they grow closer? How did Beatrix's parents react to their engagement? How did Beatrix handle Norman's death?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and interpret the members of Beatrix's family. What were the defining characteristics of Beatrix's father, mother, and brother? What does the reader learn of Beatrix's family history? Did Beatrix get along well with her family? Why or why not?

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