The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street Test | Final Test - Hard

Helene Hanff
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. That night Ms. Hanff had dinner with whom?

2. On Sunday, July 18, Ms. Hanff spent the morning doing what?

3. Afterward, the Grenfells took Ms. Hanff on what?

4. That afternoon, Ms. Hanff went for a walk in ____________ where she got lost.

5. Who is Laura Davidson?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Ms. Hanff grows slightly homesick.

Part 1) what clues are given to reveal a sense of homesickness? Why is she homesick?

Part 2) How might Ms. Hanff's trip to London affect her view of London? Will she still feel the same way about London? Why or why not? How might it alter her feelings toward New York? Why?

Part 3) How does going away from home affect you? Do you grow homesick? Do you wish to stay away longer? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Ms. Hanff's stay is extended.

Part 1) Why is her stay extended? How does she feel about this? What does she do with this extra time? How does it enhance her trip?

Part 2) Why does she not continue it for longer? Should she have stayed longer? Why or why not? What clues were given to show she was slightly homesick?

Part 3) What would you have done with an extra ten days? What types of activities would you have participated in? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Ms. Hanff sees many sights while in London.

Part 1) Describe five of these sights. Why does she see these sights? Why are these sights important to her?

Part 2) Why does she include all of these places in her book? What is her purpose for telling the reader about these places?

Part 3) How do these places compare to what one might see in the U.S.? How are they similar? How are they different? What might the reasons be for these similarities and differences?

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