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

2. Who hushes Coverdale and Hollingsworth from his window in Section 14, Chapter 27?

3. After his meeting with Priscilla, Coverdale says he washes his hands of it all, stating that the consequences lay on whose head?

4. In Section 12, Chapter 24, Coverdale sets out for Blithedale, and he spies on the community from the woods before entering; what does he hear from the woods?

5. Coverdale asks Hollingsworth if he has seen Zenobia, and he answers that he has not; what else does Hollingsworth say about Zenobia?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is ironic about Hollingsworth accidentally wounding Zenobia's corpse?

2. What does Zenobia do after Hollingsworth and Priscilla walk off together, arm in arm, in Section 13, Chapter 25?

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

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

5. What vision of Coverdale's does Hollingsworth mock?

6. What strange foreboding does Coverdale have after Zenobia leaves Blithedale, and what does he do?

7. How does Coverdale find Moodie?

8. What questions does Zenobia ask Hollingsworth at Eliot's Pulpit in Section 13, Chapter 25?

9. Why did Moodie change his name 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

Zenobia is an interesting, vibrant character who stands out in The Blithedale Romance. Analyze the character of Zenobia, exploring what her character adds to the overall story. Why does Zenobia wear flowers in her hair? How do the other tenants at Blithedale feel about Zenobia? Is Zenobia a confident woman?

Essay Topic 2

Several of the characters in The Blithedale Romance are filled with pride and some with shame. Explore the concepts of pride and shame in the novel and how those concepts pertain to the different characters. Which characters would be considered prideful? Which characters seem to be ashamed of something or hiding a secret? How do these themes set the tone for the overall story?

Essay Topic 3

Hollingsworth is a very strong dominant character in The Blithedale Romance. Analyze the character of Hollingsworth, examine his affect on the other characters, and compare his character to Coverdale. Who is more passionate about Blithedale: Hollingsworth or Coverdale? How do the other characters in the novel feel about Hollingsworth? How does Hollingsworth affect Priscilla and Zenobia?

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