The Line of Beauty Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Nick and Toby spend the afternoon together, what does Toby bring out by the pool?

2. What is the name of the Guests' home?

3. What does Toby want to teach Nick and Wani to play?

4. Who has Catherine run into while she is out looking for real estate?

5. Who is Betsy Tilden?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the role of public vs. private space in the text. Give examples and show how public and private spaces can also be scenes of irony (keyholder's garden and the Gents).

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the double meaning of Henry James' quote about being able to tolerate "a great deal of gilt." How does this quote relate to Nick's life?

Essay Topic 3

What is the role of the media in the text? Begin by looking at the discussion of the "Mordant Analyst" on the opening pages and continue to the effects of the tabloids on the characters at the end of the novel.

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