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. When Julia is fighting with the village children, where is Richard?

2. In which of the following places has Julia NOT had an encounter with her Aunt Beatrice?

3. How was Julia's Aunt Beatrice killed?

4. Why does Uncle John think that it is necessary to change the way that the employees are paid?

5. Which character in the novel is put in charge of starting a school for the village children?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens to Richard's horse after Julia has been given permission to take riding lessons on him?

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

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

5. How is Ralph Megson welcomed to Wideacre estate?

6. How does Julia respond to being asked to orchestrate the planting of an apple orchard?

7. How does Julia feel about having meeting and having to visit with Dr. Phillips?

8. How does Aunt Beatrice die?

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

10. What is the reaction among Wideacre estates to Uncle John's payment plan?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout his life, Richard has problems with the animals of Wideacre. Describe three examples of scenes involving Richard's interactions with animals, and explain why the animals of Wideacre have similar responses to Richard whenever he was near them.

Essay Topic 2

Richard and Julia were raised on Wideacre in seeming bliss.

Part 1) Compare and contrast the childhood that both of these children experience.

Part 2) Explain the meaning that Wideacre had to each child as they progress into adulthood.

Part 3) Explain why these two children, who were raised on the same land, grow into such polarized adults.

Essay Topic 3

As children, Julia is in love with her cousin Richard and cannot imagine a life without him. Describe the way that Julia treats Richard in their childhood and compare and contrast this treatment with her treatment of him as an adult.

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