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. In what city does Rosemary go to the drug store?

2. Who shows up at the train station to bid Abe goodbye?

3. Who does Rosemary go with to witness the answer to #28?

4. Who does Rosemary meet to discuss a movie?

5. What jewelry does Nicole Driver always wear?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What psychological protective mechanisms are put in place for Nicole?

3. What are Mr. McKisco's concerns after he agrees to a duel with Tommy Barban?

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

5. How does Rosemary equate Nicole to her mother?

6. What differences does Rosemary note in her spending habits and Nicole's?

7. Describe the setting for the opening of the novel.

8. What lesson does Rosemary learn when Dick again rebuffs her advances?

9. What does Dick reveal about his relationship with Nicole to Dr. Franz Gregorovius?

10. Why does Rosemary feel jealous for the first time in her life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dick calls the love between him and Nicole an "active" love. What does he mean by that? What does he hope Rosemary will understand by the description? What is so complicated about the love between Dick and Nicole? Is it different from the love between most married couples? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

At the end of the novel, Tommy tells Dick that he had treated Nicole more like a patient than a wife. Explain what Tommy means by this. Do you think Tommy is accurate in his appraisal of the situation? Do you think Dick and Nicole are aware of this dynamic? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Rosemary's life as a young actress. Why is she so world-weary at such a young age? How is it that she can size up Earl Brady's intentions so quickly? What does Rosemary mean when she says that her view of the Mediterranean had changed since she now knows there is a film studio there?

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