The Tale of Beatrix Potter Test | Final Test - Hard

Margaret Lane
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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. Lane describes the seam running underneath the main narrative of Beatrix's work as__________.

2. Which characters did Beatrix imbue with a sense of pride and self-reliance?

3. What was Beatrix mesmerized by at Troutbeck?

4. To whom did Beatrix leave some of her copyrights?

5. What did Beatrix do to her farmhouse one year after buying the farm?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way was Beatrix's purchase of Hill Top Farm symbolic?

2. Why did Beatrix publish "The Fairy Caravan"? Why didn't she release it in Britain?

3. What does Lane say about the settings of Beatrix's stories?

4. What became a problem for Beatrix due to her success and increasing fame?

5. What interested Beatrix at Troutbeck Park?

6. What event does Lane consider as marking the end of Beatrix's creative period?

7. What does Lane believe was Beatrix's greatest achievement after her 'golden decade' of writing?

8. What softened Beatrix's reticence for interacting with the public?

9. What happened in Beatrix's life just before World War I ended?

10. How was Beatrix's time at Hill Top Farm reflected in the books she published?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Beatrix's love of animals. What kinds of animals was she particularly fond of?

How did her love of animals influence her work and her life in general? Did her love of animals inspire her? If so, how?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Lane's writing style? What is the writing style of the biography "The Tale of Beatrix Potter"? Is the writing style of this book similar to other biographies? Why might a clear and concise writing style be important for this type of work?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the setting of Beatrix's life. How did the Victorian and Edwardian values of the time shape and influence Beatrix's life? What did she think of Bolton Gardens? How did Scotland and the Lake District impact her?

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