The Book Shop 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. Who reads Bunty?

2. After church Florence stops by Mrs. Gipping's house. What is Mrs. Gipping doing?

3. Which customer receives the only discount given by The Bookshop?

4. Who delivers an invitation to Florence for tea at Mr. Brundish's house?

5. After Florence leaves Mrs. Gipping, who is the first customer of the day at The Bookshop?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Florence's feelings as she boards the bus?

2. What bit of information about the shop does Milo divulge to Christine? How might Christine truly feel about this news?

3. How does Florence show Christine that she is still a valuable helper?

4. In Chapter 9, Christine receives news about her eleven-plus exam. Is she surprised by the results? Give details to support your answer.

5. How does Florence treat Mrs. Gamart during her visit?

6. Describe the Old House Bookshop's atmosphere at the beginning of Chapter 7.

7. What happens immediately after Mr. Brundish leaves The Stead?

8. What transpires between Mr. Brundish and Violet Gamart during his visit?

9. Why is it ironic that Deben's former wet fish shop will be the home for the new public library?

10. Why are Florence and Mr. Thornton communicating by letters in Chapter 8?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In Chapter 1, after seeing the heron and the eel struggle, Florence Green makes a mental note that both of the creatures seemed as if they had "taken on too much." Compare or contrast her observation with the reality of her experience in the Old House.

Essay Topic 3

Explain Violet Gamart's role as an antagonist in the story. Contrast her actions and motives with those of the protagonist.

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