The Book Shop 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. Who does Florence see when she is on break?

2. In what year did Florence meet her future husband?

3. In Chapter 1, how is Old House described?

4. Who is the bank manager?

5. At the beginning of Chapter 5, who is upset about another business opening nearby his own establishment?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Ivy Welford? How does she interact with Florence?

2. Why does Mr. Gill elaborate about his connection to Violet Gamart in his letter to Florence?

3. Why is Mr. Deben following Florence to the kissing-gate?

4. Florence Green is facing a major decision about using her inheritance to open the bookshop. What factors must she consider before she decides the action she should take?

5. How does Mrs. Gamart try to persuade Florence to rethink her decision to establish the shop?

6. What statement does Mr. Keble make that is an insult to Florence Green's intelligence? How does she react?

7. What previous bookseller event does Mr. Brundish disclose in a note to Florence?

8. Why is Ivy Welford distraught when she looks over the shop's ledger at the end of Chapter 5?

9. At the gathering, Is Lord Gosfield vocal about his support for Violet Gamart? Give appropriate details to support your answer.

10. What happens during "ten minutes on a Tuesday morning the the end of March?"

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how giving Christine a cardigan as a parting gift is indicative of Florence meeting her own needs. What need is Christine fulfilling for herself by asking for money?

Essay Topic 2

Milo North is a complex character in the novel. Compare/contrast Mr. North's self-image and his public image. In your opinion, which image is more befitting?

Essay Topic 3

Describe General Gamart and his role in the story line. Is his character absolutely essential? Why or why not?

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