Tender Is the Night Test | Final 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. How many children do Dick and Nicole have?

2. What explanation does Dick give to Nicole for how he sustained his injuries?

3. What does Franz suggest for Dick?

4. What is the condition of the answer to #149 which is exacerbated by drinking?

5. What does Nicole say she learned a lot about in the institution?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Dick get upset at Beth's manipulations?

2. What is the irony of the Divers intent to ask about other people's happiness?

3. How does Dick view his and Franz' differences as psychiatrists?

4. What happens to make Dick deal with his feelings for Nicole?

5. How does Nicole manage to get the best of all the worlds she wants?

6. How does Dick encounter Rosemary again?

7. What happens to Dick and Rosemary's relationship while in Naples?

8. What does Abe North's death represent for Dick?

9. How does Nicole's family's wealth further complicate Dick's life?

10. What is the perception of homosexuality during this time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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