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 Julia's relationship to James?

2. Which holiday brings out gypsy dancers in the village?

3. As Julia explains it to Ralph, why doesn't she have a horse?

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

5. How does Julia dream that the village will be destroyed?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Aunt Beatrice die?

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

7. How does James encourage Julia to embrace her heritage?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Throughout the novel, Julia is burdened with various recurring dreams. Choose one of the recurring dreams that Julia has, explain the symbolic significance. Finally, explain how the dream eventually morphs into a reality for Julia and what its consequences were.

Essay Topic 3

Ralph plays a vital role in the plot of this novel. Create a timeline of significant events in Ralph's stay at Wideacre, and explain the impact that Ralph has on the lives of both Julia and Richard.

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