That Hideous Strength 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. How much does a lifetime membership in the N.I.C.E. cost?

2. What does Reverend Straik tell Mark that he cannot do once he joins the N.I.C.E.?

3. What question does Lord Feverstone raise during the dinner party?

4. What title does Mark give himself at work?

5. What happened to the only person to ever leave the N.I.C.E.?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the N.I.C.E. so interested in buying Bragdon Wood?

2. What does the Fairy do to Jane to try and get Jane to tell her where she was coming from the night of the riot?

3. What is so unique about Mr. MacPhee?

4. Why is Mr. Steele so hostile towards Mark when they are first introduced to each other at Belbury?

5. What do we learn is the real reason that the N.I.C.E. wanted Mark to join them?

6. Why does Jane wake up so troubled some mornings?

7. What does Jane notice about the weather as she heads to St. Anne's after seeing Mr. Frost?

8. After speaking with Mrs. Dimble about another one of her dreams, Jane decides to take her advice and go see Mrs. Ironwood. How does Jane feel about having to rely on someone else?

9. What is Cosser doing in the countryside when Mark accompanies him to help?

10. Why is Mr. Wither so upset with the Fairy for trying to take Jane by force on the night of the riot?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When the Oyerseu start to descend, they each have a different affect on the people at St. Anne's. Describe each God and the specific affect they had on the people at St. Anne's. How do each of these powers aid the people at St. Anne's? Who is affected most by each God? Why do you think that is?

Essay Topic 2

Merlin is an essential character in this book. What central role does he play? Where does he come from? What side is he on? Why is he needed so badly? What are some of the things he does to help? Why is Merlin chosen to help the people at St. Anne's? What is he able to provide that no one else can? What would the outcome have been for St. Anne's without Merlin's support?

Essay Topic 3

There are some very symbolic meanings in the names chosen for the characters in this book. Choose 5 of these symbolic names, and describe what deeper meaning they bring to the character and the story line.

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