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 had Rosemary's mother spent everything her husbands had left her?

2. Where does the group go after lunch?

3. What is the name of Rosemary's mother?

4. Why does Rosemary invite Dick into her room?

5. Why does Rosemary think her wild party wasn't fun?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Rosemary perceive the Divers during dinner?

5. What does Fitzgerald mean when he says this about Dick: "he opened the gate to his amusing world. So long as they subscribed to it completely, their happiness was his preoccupation, but at the first flicker of doubt as to its all-inclusiveness he evaporated before their eyes, leaving little communicable memory of what he had said or done."

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

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

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

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

10. How does the duel turn into an entertainment event?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

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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