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. Where does Dick go after lunch with Clay?

2. What does Dick give to Rosemary?

3. Everyone agrees that at 18, ____________________.

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

5. Who accompanies Nicole when she meets with Dick?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How can you tell that Dick's mind is addled by Rosemary?

7. Describe the burgeoning romance between Dick and Nicole.

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

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

10. What are the effects of Dick's habit of giving compliments to Rosemary?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dick begins his psychology career with pure motives to help people by being good and wise. What does it mean when Dick wonders to himself, "God, am I like the rest after all?" Is Dick afraid that he is interested in financial gain as well? Does he witness the practices of his mentors and wish for the same level of financial success and easy life that they live? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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