Tess of the d'Urbervilles 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. After the murder of Alec, Tess and Angel take shelter where?

2. How does Marian react to the marriage?

3. In Chapter 49, who does Tess learn has died?

4. Angel decides to go to _______.

5. When Angel and Liza Lu leave the prison, they go up on a hill above _____.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Angel react to Tess's confession about her past?

2. What does Angel find when he goes to Marlott? What action does he take and why?

3. Describe the scene of Alec's murder.

4. 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?

5. When Angel learns that Tess is at Sandbourne and has taken the name Mrs. D'Urberville, what does he think?

6. When Alec returns to Flintcomb Ash and asks Tess a second time to marry him, what does this scene show about his so-called religious conversion?

7. In Chapter 31, Tess asks her mother's advice about what to tell Angel. What does her mother tell her?

8. At Flintcomb Ash, Tess encounters a number of people from her past. Who?

9. In Chapter 50, how does Tess's attitude towards Alec start to change, and why?

10. What action do Marian and Izz take in Chapter 51 to protect the relationship between Tess and Alec, and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 discovers that Alec has become a preacher, she doubts that his salvation is authentic. What do you think? Concentrate on Chapters 44 through 47 in answering this question.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 47, Alec tells Tess that because she is the cause of his religious backsliding, she is obligated to marry him and share in his fate. What does he mean by this, and does his reasoning make any sense?

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