The Girl on the Train Test | Final Test - Hard

Paula Hawkins
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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 Scott say the cause of Megan's death was determined to be on August 4, 2013?

2. What happens in the end of Anna's narrative on August 18, 2013?

3. What does Tom suggest to Anna when they awaken on August 14, 2013?

4. Why does Tom say he is going to be late in his text to Anna on August 13, 2013?

5. How is the weather described on the morning of August 10, 2013?

Short Essay Questions

1. What leads to Anna's increasing suspicion and jealousy regarding her husband on August 14, 2013?

2. Why does Scott say he is worried about Rachel when they meet at Wilton Lake?

3. How do Rachel and Scott respond to having slept together on August 10, 2013?

4. What inspires Anna to contact Detective Sergeant Riley on August 10, 2013?

5. Why is Scott upset when Rachel arrives at his home on August 15, 2013?

6. What does Dr. Abdic suggest to Megan regarding her past and Mac on June 20, 2013?

7. Why does Anna envy Tom in her narrative from August 13, 2013?

8. What does Rachel reveal about her drinking to Dr. Abdic at her first session on August 4, 2013?

9. How does Scott respond when he sees a message from Dr. Abdic's office on Rachel's phone on August 15, 2013?

10. How does Rachel respond to Tom's behavior toward her at Wilton Lake?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the nonlinear plot structure of The Girl on the Train. Why do you think the author has chosen to relate the story in this manner? How would the story differ if it were related in chronological order? How does the nonlinear structure of the story tie into its themes?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and discuss Megan's "confession" that she relates to Dr. Abdic about her past. Do you think that Megan is right to feel guilt about the events in her past? Why or why not? How have these events shaped Megan's character and her actions?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the themes of deception and love in The Girl on the Train. How do these themes relate to one another in the story? How are these themes developed through character and setting? What symbolism connects to these themes?

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