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 Campion reveal will occur between Tommy Barban and Mr. McKisco?

2. What do Dick and Rosemary do in the taxi?

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

4. Everyone agrees that at 18, ____________________.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the burgeoning romance between Dick and Nicole.

2. 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."

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

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

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

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

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

8. How does Rosemary equate Nicole to her mother?

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

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

Why does Dick flirt with Rosemary and then toy with her emotions? Do you think Dick's ego is so fragile that he needs attention from anyone willing to oblige him? Even though Dick knows that he cannot indulge his instincts with Rosemary, he continues to play along. Why does Nicole tolerate this behavior from her husband? Explain.

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