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 does Uncle John give to Julia for her birthday on the day that he returns from the mines?

2. What type of animal is Scheherazade?

3. In Julia's reoccurring dream, where are she and the baby headed?

4. What does the doctor that Julia is being sent to specialize in?

5. How does Ralph respond to Uncle John's plan when Richard presents it to him?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Uncle John initially respond to being back at Wideacre estates?

2. After the visit to the village, what interesting visions does Julia begin to have regarding Ralph Megson?

3. How does Julia's relationship with James change over the course of their meetings?

4. How is Ralph Megson welcomed to Wideacre estate?

5. What gift does Ralph bring for Julia, and what is the response to his gift?

6. How do the villagers respond after hearing Julia's dream?

7. What does Julia see while swimming with Clary in the river?

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

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

10. How does Julia feel about her conversations with Dr. Phillips and his medical practices?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel, many characters act sacrificially for the benefit of other. Choose one sacrificial character, describe their actions, and explain the impact that their sacrificial actions have on the other characters in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

In their teenage years, both Julia and Richard are put in charge of various tasks on Wideacre. Explain the tasks that each character is put in charge of, and compare and contrast their management styles.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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