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

Life is different in this story, both due to cultural differences and a different period of time.

Part 1) Describe the British culture that Ms. Hanff encounters. How different is it from Ms. Hanff's culture? Use the text to support your response.

Part 2) What problems arise because of these differences? How are these problems resolved?

Part 3) How does this period of time, as a whole, differ from out own? What does this reveal about both British and American culture?

Essay Topic 2

Ms. Hanff's character is revealed throughout the story.

Part 1) Describe her character at the beginning of the story. How is her character revealed throughout this story?

Part 2) How does he character compare to others in this story? How does this affect her relationship with them?

Part 3) How many of her character traits are purely her own and how many might be considered American character traits? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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