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

2. Abe tells Nicole that he was tired of _______________________.

3. What does Abe say is the best thing to have?

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

5. Why does Dick take charge of the situation in Rosemary's room?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Rosemary perceive the Divers during dinner?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Explain the discrimination incident in Chapter 23.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the main setting for the novel as it opens. What other locations are prevalent in the book? Describe them. Explain their importance to the characters and the plot.

Essay Topic 2

Dick is able to separate from Nicole on the advice of her doctors. Why do they think this is in Nicole's best interest even though she is in love with Dick? Why does Dick stand for this even though he is in love with Nicole? Why does it take the jealousy of seeing Nicole with another man to shake Dick out of his passive reverie? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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