The Enchanted April Test | Mid-Book 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. How does Mrs. Arbuthnot ease her guilt over the source of her husband's income?

2. For what did Mrs. Arbuthnot marry?

3. Who is Costanza?

4. What does Mrs. Fisher first ask Mrs. Wilkins to provide in Chapter 3?

5. Which of the following does Lady Caroline NOT think of at the end of Chapter 8?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mrs. Fisher's lunch scene in Chapter 9.

2. Do Mrs. Arbuthnot and Mrs. Wilkins find the process of leasing the villa easy? Why or why not?

3. What disagreement do Mrs. Fisher and Mrs. Arbuthnot have in Chapter 7?

4. How does the Italian scenery affect Mrs. Arbuthnot and Mrs. Wilkins?

5. What are some defining characteristics attributed to Mrs. Wilkins and Mrs. Arbuthnot in Chapter 1?

6. How does Mrs. Wilkins react to the advertisement she sees in the newspaper in Chapter 1 and why does she react in this manner?

7. Who do Mrs. Arbuthnot and Mrs. Wilkins become increasingly uneasy about the trip in Chapter 4?

8. How do the two women go about finding other guests for their villa retreat? Why do they want to find more women?

9. What does Mrs. Arbuthnot believe about her own happiness?

10. What are Mrs. Arbuthnot's and Mrs. Wilkins' first impression of the villa in Chapter 5?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Putting up walls and boundaries and breaking through them is a recurring motif of the novel "The Enchanted April". What are some examples of when a character places boundaries between herself and the other women? Why does she do this? How do the other characters react to these walls?

Essay Topic 2

Who is the author of the novel? Describe her background and reputation as a writer. What are some of her other works? Has she had a lasting influence on the genre? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

A theme of the novel "The Enchanted April" is nature. How does nature influence or impact the lives of the four women? How is nature described in the novel? How does it directly correlate with the personal transformations experienced by the four women?

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