The Golden Bowl 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. At the end of Chapter 2 of Book Third, how does Fanny feel about the Prince's behavior?

2. Where does Fanny feel like she has just returned from at the end of Chapter 3 of Book Third?

3. Where do Maggie and the Prince go in Book Second Chapter 5?

4. Where will Charlotte be staying during her stay in London?

5. Where does Mr. Verver pace restlessly before deciding to marry Charlotte?

Short Essay Questions

1. After her conversation with the Prince at the party in Book Third Chapter 2, how does Fanny feel about him?

2. Why is Fanny feeling ill at ease in Book First Chapter 2?

3. How is the Prince feeling emotionally in Book Second Chapter 3?

4. What does Bob suggest after listening to his wife's worries about the relationship between the Prince and Charlotte in Book Third Chapter 3?

5. What do Charlotte and Mr.Verver do while in Brighton?

6. What does Charlotte confess to the Prince while they sat in the park in Book First Chapter 5?

7. What does Adam wonder when watching his daughter and her husband together?

8. Why do the Prince and Charlotte feel no guilt about their adulterous relationship?

9. Why is the Prince marrying Maggie?

10. According to Maggie, what has changed for her socially since her marriage to the Prince?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of adultery in the novel. Who is having an adulterous affair? What leads these characters to commit adultery? Are they completely to blame? How does their adultery affect their relationships with their spouses?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the motif of suspicion in the novel "The Golden Bowl." Who is suspicious of whom and why? Do these characters act on their suspicions? Are their suspicions based on truth? How do these examples of suspicion affect the tone of the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the motif of betrayal in the novel. Who betrays whom in the novel, and why? How do these examples of betrayal affect the lives of the principle and secondary characters and their marriages?

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