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 do at the Newfoundland memorial?

2. What number does Rosemary think is the limit for a good party?

3. Who is Rosemary jealous of for the first time in her life?

4. What does Nicole sew for Dick?

5. Everyone agrees that at 18, ____________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Rosemary continue to compare herself to Nicole?

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

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

4. Describe the burgeoning romance between Dick and Nicole.

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

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

7. Explain the technique of flashback used in Chapter 26.

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

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

10. How does Abe's drinking allow him to insult Nicole at the train station?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the role of Nicole's sister, Beth, in the book? What does her character represent for Nicole? For Dick? Do you think Beth relishes her role or resents it? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Why does Rosemary's mother tolerate, and even encourage, her daughter's advances toward Dick, an older married man? What does Rosemary's mother truly want for Rosemary? Are the ambitions for Rosemary alone or does Rosemary's mother intend to take her share of the rewards? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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