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 does Rosemary find sobbing on the terrace of the hotel?

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

3. What is the name of the daughter in the opening passage?

4. Who does Rosemary promise to stay with at the party?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Explain the discrimination incident in Chapter 23.

5. What differences does Rosemary note in her spending habits and Nicole's?

6. What is the symbolism of the sun coming out when Dick kisses Rosemary?

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

8. Describe the burgeoning romance between Dick and Nicole.

9. How does Dick realize that Nicole is mentally unstable?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

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.

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