The Loved One 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 Mr. Joyboy fear?

2. Of what does Dennis remind Aimée?

3. What does Mr. Slump reply to his secretary's information about Aimée?

4. How is Mr. Slump's appearance?

5. What does Dennis say is the drawback in Sir Ambrose's advice?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Aimée believe she will be writing her last letter to Guru Brahmin?

2. How is Mr. Slump feeling at the opening to this chapter and why?

3. How does Aimée react to the latest love poem from Dennis, and what does she not realize about the poem?

4. What does the narrator explain about Aimée and where she was raised at the opening of this chapter?

5. How does Dennis start wooing Aimée?

6. What does Mr. Slump not know at the moment and how does he react to another letter from Aimée?

7. What does Mr. Joyboy tell Dennis about Aimée?

8. How does Dennis get himself a first-class ticket home and solve Mr. Joyboy's problem about Aimée?

9. Why has Aimée written a local newspaper columnist and what does he reply to her?

10. Why is Mr. Joyboy fearful and what does Dennis realize Mr. Joyboy wants?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are a number of interesting questions raised by The Loved One. Questions that Waugh most likely want readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:

1. What does the term "author agenda" mean?

2. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the Waugh' agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Waugh' probable agenda concerning that idea.

2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?

3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?

4. Research the life of Waugh and see if/where his life may have influenced his writing.

Essay Topic 2

1. What is foreshadow? How many incidences of foreshadow are in The Loved One? How does foreshadow contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadow in The Loved One including why you believe it is foreshadow. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from The Loved One and your own live to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of The Loved One, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in The Loved One. (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?

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