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. How did the books Beatrix published after her marriage compare to her others?

2. How long did Beatrix's tenant farmer work on the farm after she bought it?

3. How many books did Beatrix publish after her marriage?

4. Who visited Beatrix in 1927?

5. What was the name of the tenant farmer of Beatrix's farm?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Beatrix's parents react to her engagement to Mr. Heelis? How did her brother defend her?

2. How did Beatrix feel about old age?

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

4. How was the artwork in Beatrix's books different from other children's books?

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

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

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

8. What interested Beatrix at Troutbeck Park?

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

10. What side projects did Beatrix pass her time with when she was not at her farm?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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