The Favored Child Test | Final 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 Richard admit to intercepting between James and Julia?

2. Why does Julia state that she has called off her engagement to James?

3. Which symptom of pregnancy plagues Julia through the first months of her pregnancy?

4. What crop does Julia sow in preparation for the harvest season?

5. What is missing from Celia's murder site?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Julia attempts to write a letter to James after her parents are murdered?

2. What happens when Julia encounters Ralph while she is experiencing morning sickness?

3. What happens during Richard's physical attack against Julia?

4. What interesting thing does Julia witness at Clary's funeral?

5. What happens after Richard demands that Julia dress up for a dinner engagement?

6. What is the revelation that Uncle John admits to Julia and Richard after the sickle race?

7. When Ralph asks Julia to look into Richards soul, what does she see there?

8. Why is Ralph arrested?

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

10. What does Julia learn when she encounters the linkboy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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

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.

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