The Gate of Angels Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How does Mrs. Saunders die?

2. How old is Daisy when she asks Father Haggett for a recommendation?

3. What is the inscription on Fred's letterhead?

4. What extends beyond the college buildings?

5. What is the profession of Fred's father?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the use of the word "fortunate" in reference to Flowerdew's appointment a shock to Fred?

2. What mistake does Daisy make concerning Dr. Sage?

3. At the beginning of Part I, Section 5, what decision is Fred about to act on concerning his father? Why is this a difficult decision?

4. At the beginning of Part 1, Section 3, what does Fred know about Professor Flowerdew? What does Flowerdew know about Fred?

5. What name does the suicidal patient call Daisy? What does he ask Daisy to get for him?

6. What happens during Daisy's childhood that changes the plight of her and her mother?

7. How many notes are waiting for Fred when he returns to his room at the beginning of the book? Who are the notes from?

8. In Part 2, Section 9, where does Daisy seek employment? Describe the job applicants' waiting room.

9. In Part 1, Section 4, Dr. Matthews is introduced. Describe Dr. Matthews, the Provost of James's.

10. In Part 1, Section 4, how does Fred feel towards the Master of the college? Give details for support.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At the end of the story, it seems that "fate" has brought Fred his wish for being with Daisy. Discuss fate's role in bringing the two face to face at the end of the story.

Essay Topic 2

1) Discuss at least four instances in the book where the motif "seeing is believing" can be found. 2) Does the adage benefit or hinder the characters in each event?

Essay Topic 3

Fellows of St. Angelicus are not allowed to marry. What are possible reasons for this rule? Are the reasons still valid for continuing this practice? Why or why not?

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