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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

Why does Hardy describe Tess and Angel in terms of Adam and Eve? Discuss what this sort of description implies about their relationship, and the way they regard each other. Is there any hope for a relationship of this kind?

Essay Topic 2

When Tess decides to go to Talbothays Dairy to work as a dairymaid, it is clear that she wants to get away from the past. But Hardy says that she is also partially motivated by "the invincible instinct towards self-delight." Discuss what he means by this, and whether you think it applies to Tess. Make sure you use concrete examples from the text to back up what you say.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 51, Tess contemplates the burial monuments of her ancestors, saying, "Why am I on the wrong side?" Is death the only realistic fate for Tess from here on? Or is there still a way that she could escape her 'fate'?

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