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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. Who wrote, "Tis better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven?"
2. What does MacDonald say that Heaven is?
3. What does the Solid One tell the Well-Dressed Ghost to drink the cup of?
4. Whom does the narrator realize is leading of the two ghosts who meet Sarah?
5. What does the narrator say the Dwarf struggles with terribly?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is the Bright Person who approaches the narrator? What is his appearance?
2. What happens to the narrator when the morning arrives?
3. How did Pam neglect her husband and daughter in her life?
4. Why does the narrator begin to feel unsafe in this place after his encounter with the Hard-Bitten Ghost? What does he hide from?
5. Where does the Bright Person tell Pam her son Michael is? Why can't she see him now?
6. What does MacDonald tell the narrator about the beautiful woman in the procession?
7. What analogy does the narrator conclude about the figures and the table in Chapter 14?
8. What does the narrator see when things suddenly change in Chapter 14? What do the figures on the table do?
9. Why does MacDonald tell the narrator that the ghosts choose not to take the bus to Heaven?
10. What is the appearance of the two ghosts whom Sarah encounters?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the various conflicts in The Great Divorce. Which characters embody internal conflict? Where is external conflict illuminated? Where is the narrator's conflict established in the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the title of The Great Divorce. What did Lewis write the novel in response to? How does his opinion of the afterlife and the philosophies of sin differ from the noted text?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the plot structure of The Great Divorce. Include examples of and define the terms rising action, climax, and falling action in your discussion.
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