The Blithedale Romance 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. In Section 9, Chapter 18, what torments Coverdale at night in his hotel room?

2. Who refuses to join Hollingsworth in his scheme, though it is a great effort?

3. What are Hollingsworth and Coverdale repairing at Blithedale while discussing the community's plans for the future?

4. Where do the men lay Zenobia for the women to deal with?

5. Twenty-five years earlier, why did Moodie flee to the New England metropolis?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Silas Foster think about Zenobia's disappearance?

2. How does Coverdale find Moodie?

3. Why did Moodie change his name twenty-five years ago?

4. Why does Hollingsworth and Coverdale's friendship end?

5. Why is Coverdale worried about Priscilla in Section 10, Chapter 20?

6. How does Priscilla act after she lifts her veil in Section 12, Chapter 23?

7. What is ironic about Coverdale encountering Hollingsworth at a village hall during an interview with the Veiled Lady?

8. After Zenobia asks for Priscilla's forgiveness in Section 13, Chapter 25, what question does Zenobia ask her?

9. How was Moodie's life different twenty-five years ago?

10. What does Coverdale dream about in Section 9, Chapter 18 that torments him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The story of The Blithedale Romance can be enhanced by learning about the author of the book. Research the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, comparing him to the character of Miles Coverdale. Where is he from? How did he get into writing? What other books has he written? Did The Blithedale Romance win any awards? What inspired Hawthorne to write the book?

Essay Topic 2

Section 9, Chapter 18, brings the character of Westervelt back into the story. Although Westervelt's character is not a main one, his role in the story is important. Analyze the character of Westervelt and his affect on the other characters in the novel, The Blithedale Romance. What kind of person is Westervelt? Is Westervelt interested in Zenobia or Priscilla? What does Coverdale see Westervelt's smile the mark of? Would Westervelt be considered a protagonist in this story?

Essay Topic 3

In the novel, The Blithedale Romance, the mystery and secrets surround the two women there, Zenobia and Priscilla, who are both in love with the same man. Examine the theme of love and the human heart in the novel, The Blithedale Romance. Where does love pertain to the novel? What does Coverdale learn about love? How can love drive us to do unimaginable things? What does love cause the characters in The Blithedale Romance to do?

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