The Emperor's Children Test | Final 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. Bootie has changed his name to _______________.

2. What is the topic of conversation when Marina and Julius come to Danielle's apartment in Chapter 55?

3. Why does Bootie go to the Thwaites' home on the holiday?

4. What does Julius tell Danielle after Marina leaves the apartment?

5. What is Bootie's opinion on the whole city of Manhattan?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Ludo such a disruptive presence at the Thwaites' home on the holiday?

2. How is Marina at odds with the important people in her life as she prepares for her wedding?

3. How is Bootie a disruptive presence when he uses the Thwaites' Manhattan apartment on the holiday?

4. What does the storm in Stockbridge symbolize for the Thwaites?

5. What are Julius' feelings about his relationship with David at this point in his life?

6. How does Annabel treat Bootie even though he has made a huge mess in her home?

7. What are the circumstances in which Murray leaves Danielle?

8. What events and circumstances add to a feeling of doom for Bootie?

9. What does the helicopter ride signify for Murray and Danielle?

10. What is Murray's opinion of Marina's book and how does she react to it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the role of women in the early twenty-first century when the women in the novel are living their lives. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? What freedoms do they have that women in prior times did not have?

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one instance of irony in the book. Cite at least two other examples you can identify in the book and note why they are examples of irony.

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