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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. Tess and Angel pass through Stonehenge, which is also known as _____.
2. What gift does Tess receive from Angel's parents?
3. How does Tess feel when she finds herself taken into captivity?
4. What does Angel buy for Tess, in Chapter 32?
5. Angel decides to go to _______.
Short Essay Questions
1. When Alec sees Tess while he is preaching, what does he ask her to do?
2. In Chapter 50, how does Tess's attitude towards Alec start to change, and why?
3. In Chapter 41, Tess encounters some dying pheasants on her way to Flintcomb Ash. What is the significance of the pheasants?
4. What surprise does Angel plan for their honeymoon? What does he hope to prove to Tess by this plan?
5. What is the significance of the scene at Stonehenge?
6. At Flintcomb Ash, Tess encounters a number of people from her past. Who?
7. In what way does the last scene, of Angel and Liza Lu walking away hand in hand, echo Mrs. Durbeyfield's advice to Tess when she finds out she is pregnant?
8. In Chapter 40, how is Mercy Chant described?
9. Who turns up in Flintcomb Ash with a message for Tess? What is the message?
10. Several individuals are instrumental in changing Angel's attitude towards Tess during their estrangement. Describe what they do, and Angel's reaction to this.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the 'double standard' that Angel embraces with respect to the relationships he and Tess have had in the past. Concentrate on Chapters 34 and 35. What do you think of Angel after this? Has your opinion of him changed. Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
When the three dairymaids who are in love with Angel find out that he is to marry Tess, they react in very different ways. What do their reactions tell us about their true character(s)? You can either compare and contrast the reactions of all three, or choose one character to focus on. In either case, make sure you use examples from the text to expand and support your opinion.
Essay Topic 3
Tess names her baby Sorrow. What is the significance of this name? And what is implied by the scene in which Tess buries Sorrow in a corner of the churchyard reserved for the 'ungodly.' Is this the point at which Tess loses her religious faith?
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