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. After planning the crops for the year, how much of the harvest will be sold at a fair price to the villagers?

2. In what century was Julia born?

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

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

5. After discussing Richard's temper with Julia, what does Ralph call Richard?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Richard is allowed to hold Ralph's goshawk?

2. Why is Dench fired from his position in the stable houses?

3. What does Richard admit to Julia when he meets her in Midhurst?

4. How does Wideacre deal with the news that Ralph has escaped from prison?

5. What recurring dream does Julia have as an adult?

6. How does Julia convince her family that it is time for her to return to Wideacre from Bath?

7. Why is Ralph arrested?

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

9. How do Uncle John and Celia react to Julia's visionary dreams?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The novel "The Favored Child" works in a trilogy of Phillipa Gregory novels entitled "Wideacre." Explain how this novel functions as the second in a set of three novels. What history do you expect was presented in the first novel, and what loose ends do you expect the third novel to tie up?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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