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. On what topic does Dick engage McKisco to make McKisco feel superior?

2. Over whose honor is the altercation to take place?

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

4. What does Rosemary reveal to Dick when they are alone?

5. What does Dick give to Rosemary?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is the nature of Nicole's mental illness which is mistakenly identified as schizophrenia?

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

7. What do Rosemary's thoughts reveal about how she was raised by her mother?

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

9. What is the symbolism of the sun coming out when Dick kisses 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

Explain Rosemary Hoyt's situation. Why is she so bored with most people? Has she grown up too fast? Why does she seek out situations that are beyond her years? Why does she think Dick could possibly be interested in her?

Essay Topic 2

How is it that the characters in the novel have so much time to play? Do they characterize any particular segment of society? Or are they enjoying post-war prosperity to its fullest? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

What is the role of Collis Clay in the novel? Why does he seem to follow Rosemary around even though she is not interested in him? Does Collis represent a naivete which Rosemary has lost? Explain.

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