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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 47, Tess tries once more to get Alec to leave her alone. What does she do?

2. What gift does Tess receive from Angel's parents?

3. Angel and Tess agree to separate. What does Angel tell Tess when they part?

4. Angel and Tess set their wedding date for ____.

5. What does Alec tell Tess in Chapter 47, when she refuses him yet again?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Alec asks Tess to wear a veil so that she won't tempt him. Then he asks her to swear on a holy icon that she will never tempt him again. What does this scene say about Alec's attitude towards Tess particularly, and women in general?

Essay Topic 2

Thomas Hardy's subtitle refers to a 'pure' woman. Discuss this idea of 'purity' with respect to the main character. Is Tess a 'pure woman' - why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 35, Angel accuses Tess of lacking morals. He blames this on her upbringing and heritage. From what you know of her parents, would you say he is right or wrong? Use concrete examples from the text to support your answer.

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