Testament of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925 Test | Mid-Book 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. Why was Roland at first refused by the military?

2. What did the locals ridicule Vera for in Chapter 2?

3. Where did Vera go for comfort during her last semester at Oxford?

4. Where did Vera live while working at the 1st London General Hospital?

5. Where was Roland's family estate?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who did Vera strike up a friendship with in Chapter 2?

2. Why was Vera allowed to attend University in Chapter 2?

3. What was Mrs. Heath Jones's influence on Vera?

4. What did Vera decide to do after her contract at the hospital ended in Chapter 6?

5. What did Vera's father tell her at the end of Chapter 2? How did Edward respond to this?

6. Why did Vera consider taking a leave from her schooling in Chapter 4?

7. What was Vera's childhood like? What did she like to do as a child?

8. What were Vera's living arrangements when she started working at the 1st London General Hospital?

9. In Chapter 6, what is said to have occurred beginning in July, and how did this affect Vera's family?

10. What was Vera's family background? How did her parents meet?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the male and female place in society during the first quarter of the 20th century. How did the woman's place in society restrict the ambitions of Brittain? How had the gender roles changed post-war?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the motif of fear in the autobiography Testament of Youth. What are some examples of fear in the book? What was Brittain afraid of and why? How did this affect her? How did she deal with her fears? Were her fears realized?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and interpret the relationship between Brittain and Roland. How did they meet? How did they feel for one another? What struggles did they face throughout their relationship? How did Brittain deal with Roland's death?

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