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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 is clear to the reader and to Captain Everard, but not to the main character?
2. What does art thrive on, according to 'Art of Fiction'?
3. What does the main character plan to do, when she is disappointed by Captain Everard?
4. Where does May Bartram think she has met John Marcher before?
5. What did people think fiction should do, according to Henry James?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where had John Marcher and May Bartram met previously, and what had happened then?
2. What effect does the affair of Lady Bradeen and Captain Everard have on the telegraph operator?
3. Describe Spencer Brydon's encounter with his alter ego.
4. What does Dencombe realize in the end of 'The Middle Years'?
5. Describe the meeting of Captain Everard and the telegraph operator.
6. Describe the meeting between Dencombe and Dr. Hugh.
7. How does James address the superstition that fiction is diabolical?
8. What is the significance of the setting in 'The Middle Years'?
9. Where is 'In the Cage' set?
10. What is the difference between the doctor's relationship with Dencombe and his relationship with the Countess?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What are the rules that govern James' storytelling? What can you surmise from his essays and stories? Do his stories and his essays agree?
Essay Topic 2
Where is the climax of this book? Are there different climaxes? What questions does each climax resolve? What questions does each climax leave unanswered?
Essay Topic 3
Evaluate your own reading of 'The Tales of Henry James.' Did you resist it, or were you compelled by the story? What does your reading tell you about yourself and your interests? Use specific examples from the book to describe yourself as a reader.
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