Tender Is the Night 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 does Rosemary tell Dick in the taxi?

2. What does Nicole tell Rosemary that is Abe North's problem?

3. What does Dick reveal to Rosemary at the hotel?

4. Why does Dick take charge of the situation in Rosemary's room?

5. What place reminds Rosemary of Hollywood?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the symbolism of the sun coming out when Dick kisses Rosemary?

2. What is Rosemary's response when Dick will not comply with her request to make love?

3. What can be determined about Rosemary's personality from her demeanor at the beach?

4. How can Rosemary tell that the Divers and their friends are wealthy?

5. How is Dick able to ascertain that Nicole is upset about his continuing attention toward Rosemary?

6. How does Dick realize that Nicole is mentally unstable?

7. Why does Rosemary not have fun at the party after she analyzes the evening?

8. Explain Mrs. Elsie Speers' devotion to her daughter, Rosemary.

9. Describe the burgeoning romance between Dick and Nicole.

10. Why does Rosemary's view of the Mediterranean change after she meets with film director Earl Brady?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the role of Dick and Nicole's children, Lanier and Topsy, in their lives. The children do not seem to have much significance in the story. Why? Why does Lanier respect his father in spite of his absences and bad habits? Why does Nicole invest so little of herself in her children? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

What is the nature of Nicole's breakdown in the bathroom of her hotel suite? Why does she shout at Dick for not giving her privacy in the only place she can be alone? Does this mean that all the rest of Nicole's life is an act? Or has she just reacted to Dick's indiscretions like any wife would? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Explain what Fitzgerald meant by this statement: "She illustrated very simple principles, containing in herself her own doom, but illustrated them so accurately that there was grace in the procedure, and presently Rosemary would try to imitate it." About whom is Fitzgerald speaking? Why would Rosemary want to imitate what she sees from this person?

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