The Favored Child Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Philippa Gregory
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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. What is the first thing that Julia notices about the village children when she sees them for the first time?

2. Which of the following adjectives does Uncle John and Celia use to describe both Julia and Beatrice?

3. What does Julia do with the extra trees from her orchard?

4. After leaving the village and meeting Dench, what does Ralph admit to Julia?

5. On what birthday does Julia begin to have dreams that she is Beatrice?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Julia, RIchard, and Ralph go into the village in search of Julia's lost glove?

2. How is Ralph Megson welcomed to Wideacre estate?

3. How does Uncle John plan to reinvent the way that the Wideacre employees are paid, and why?

4. How does Uncle John respond to the woman who arrives at his doorstep with a sick child in her arms?

5. How does Richard respond to the news that Julia is going to be sent away?

6. How does Aunt Beatrice die?

7. How does Celia respond to starting a school for the village children.

8. How does it come to pass that Richard strikes Julia with his riding crop?

9. What happens when the slavers come to Wideacre?

10. How does Celia respond to the constant comparison of Julia's looks to her sister Beatrice's?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are two doctors that play vital roles in Julia's life throughout the novel. Describe both doctors, and explain the ways that they directly impact Julia's life at Wideacre.

Essay Topic 2

Julia is governed under the deeply patriarchal society perpetuated by the beliefs of her Grandmamma.

Part 1) Describe the way that Grandmamma believes a woman should act in this society.

Part 2) Explain the way that Grandmamma's beliefs directly affect Julia's relationships with men.

Part 3) Explain how Julia eventually begins to fight against Grandmamma's beliefs about gender roles and the impact that fight has on Julia's life.

Essay Topic 3

Julia's life runs almost parallel to her Aunt Beatrice's life. Compare and contrast the romantic lives that both these women lead, and explain why Julia is the character that Beatrice used to speak through, even after death.

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