The Ghost Road Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Why is Dr. Rivers worried Catherine's childhood?

2. How long does it take for feeling to return to Moffet's legs?

3. What happens to the officers in mid-September?

4. What does Ian Moffet suffer from?

5. When was Dr. Rivers scared of scissors as a boy?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is with Hallett during his death?

2. Based on Billy's diary, describe a typical day in France for Billy.

3. Why is Billy reminded of Craiglockhart in Part 3, Chapter 15?

4. How long must Ngea's widow remain in mourning and what does the mourning entail?

5. Describe Dr. Rivers's childhood.

6. Describe the meeting between Elinor and Billy.

7. What is unique about Billy's sexual conquest in Part 3, Chapter 17 and what worries him after?

8. Explain the health problem Wansbeck suffers from.

9. Describe the character of Billy.

10. Describe Billy's last night in London.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Billy's sexual experiences are both heterosexual and homosexual in nature.

1) Does Sarah know Billy is having sexual relations with others? How would she respond if she did?

2) How does Billy treat sex with strangers?

3) What motivates Billy to have sexual relations with men?

Essay Topic 2

War is not just a backdrop event in The Ghost Road, it is also a metaphor for the many wars the characters fight within. Analyze the metaphorical wars that are fought by the following characters:

- Billy.

- Dr. Rivers.

- Njiru.

Essay Topic 3

The church is referenced many times throughout The Ghost Road. Using the following questions, examine the role of the church in the novel.

1) How are church leaders portrayed in The Ghost Road? Church goers?

2) What is the role of the church in Billy's life?

3) What biblical or types of religious references appear in the novel?

(see the answer keys)

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