The Emperor's Children Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Claire Messud
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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. Where is Randy visiting at the beginning of Chapter 11?

2. Marina tells Julius that Bootie makes her feel _____________.

3. How do Murray and Marina deal with the cat's death?

4. Where does Julius spend most of his time?

5. Who is the mysterious man Danielle meets at a party in Sydney?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does David represent to Julius when he meets him while on a work assignment?

2. Who is Frederick (Bootie) Tubb and what is he doing since he left college?

3. Describe how Ludo takes on greater importance in Marina's life and what he tries to convince her to do regarding her father.

4. What dominates Danielle's thoughts as she prepares to go to sleep?

5. How is Murray Thwaite introduced into the story?

6. What are the three versions of Murray shown in this chapter?

7. What is Murray's philosophy on life since he was able to escape the banality of his childhood home?

8. How do the Thwaite family members react to Bootie's imminent arrival?

9. How does Marina unwittingly accelerate the affair between her father and Danielle?

10. How is Bootie out of place on his first night in Manhattan?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a character study of Marina. What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about Marina?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Murray and Ludo. Both men want influence over Marina but have their hold on her in very different ways. Why are their differences classic examples of conflict in drama? What other similarities and dissimilarities are there between the two characters?

Essay Topic 3

Create a character study of Murray. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Murray?

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