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 ideas did Beatrix believe in as stated in Chapter 1?

2. What was the surname of Beatrix's cousin Caroline?

3. What did Beatrix and her brother make together as children?

4. What year was the code in Beatrix's diary cracked?

5. Who was Miss Hammond?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What did Beatrix's parents fear about the Warnes family? Why didn't Beatrix's parents want Beatrix to marry Norman?

4. What kind of lifestyle did Beatrix's parents live while in Bolton Gardens?

5. How did Beatrix go about printing her own copies of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"?

6. What did Beatrix think of her childhood surroundings?

7. How is Beatrix's cousin Caroline Hutton described in Chapter 4?

8. Why were Bertram and Beatrix in the countryside with their father?

9. Were Beatrix's parents religious?

10. At the end of Chapter 1, what does the reader learn about Beatrix's beliefs?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Beatrix's marriage to Mr William Heelis. How did Potter meet Heelis? Why did Beatrix's parents not allow the engagement at first? Where did Beatrix and William settle? Was Beatrix happy in her marriage? How did her marriage to William change her and her life?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Beatrix's love of nature. How did her childhood visits to Scotland influence her? How was Beatrix's love of nature reflected in her work? How did Beatrix's love of nature lead her to give up writing and pursue other endeavors?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the illustrations and photographs used. Why might these particular visual aids have been chosen? What do they tell the reader about Potter? Does a story develop based on the pictures?

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