The Great Divorce Test | Final 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. What does the Dwarf ask of Sarah?

2. What does the Well-Dressed Ghost say she would rather do than be seen?

3. What does the table represent in Chapter 14?

4. What book had the narrator bought when he was 16?

5. What does MacDonald point out as no bigger than the portal which brought the bus to Heaven?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sarah do when the dwarf disappears?

2. What does Pam's brother tell her about the love of God? How must she change in order to see her son?

3. What analogy does the narrator conclude about the figures and the table in Chapter 14?

4. What does the narrator see when things suddenly change in Chapter 14? What do the figures on the table do?

5. What do the two ghosts do when Sarah asks for forgiveness?

6. What does the Tragedian do that makes the dwarf get smaller? What does Sarah say about this?

7. What does the narrator do when MacDonald offers to walk with him uphill? What is the sensation he speaks of?

8. What is MacDonald's reply when the narrator asks him if all he has seen is false?

9. Why is the Well-Dressed Ghost fearful of going into the mountains with the Bright People?

10. What does MacDonald tell the narrator about the beautiful woman in the procession?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the setting in The Great Divorce. Is this setting realistic? Describe the qualities of the gray town, the bus, and the foothills. How are they different?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the role that "pride" plays in The Great Divorce. Which characters are afflicted with the sin of pride? How? What does the author illuminate regarding pride as a sin? Does he have a "moral" regarding this subject?

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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