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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 are the two relatives who appear in Henry's dream?

2. What mutual friend became the topic of conversation between Gosse and Henry after the trial?

3. Where did Henry , Alice and Aunt Kate visit together when Alice was suffering from hysteria?

4. When Henry decides to write his own version of the ghost story, where does he finally decide it should take place?

5. Who was Minny Temple?

Short Essay Questions

1. Briefly describe the dream Henry has in Chapter 1.

2. What inspires Henry to return to his writing with vigor in the beginning of Chapter 4?

3. Whom does Henry decide to visit after the failure of his play in London and why?

4. Why had the two lords invited Henry to visit them in Ireland?

5. How did Alice react when a young man entered the room?

6. What upsets Henry the most while visiting the Wolseleys?

7. Describe the mutual friend, John Addington Symonds, whom Henry and Gosse discuss after the trial.

8. What happened when Alice's father died within a year after her mother's death?

9. What does Henry discover about Alice when they're caught in the rain in Newport?

10. How did Alice react to her mother's death?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) What is a recurring theme concerning Henry's attitude toward children?

2) How did Henry lose the decorum between himself and the Smiths?

3) Describe the garden at Lamb House. What is the name of the gardener?

4) Choose one of the three topics to write on.

Essay Topic 2

1) Who is Hendrik Andersen and what is his relationship with Henry?

2) What is revealed about the relationship between Henry and his brother William from the correspondence between them concerning the purchase of Lamb House by Henry?

3) What happens during the seance William and Alice have with the medium , Mrs. Fredericks? How does she prove her credibility?

4) Choose one of the three topics to write on.

Essay Topic 3

1) Describe an incident in Alice's childhood where she interacts in a deviant way with her aunt Kate.

2) What speech does William give in Boston? Why doesn't Henry travel to Boston for the speech?

3) What is the significance of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment? Who in Henry's family is in that regiment?

4) Choose one of the three topics to write on.

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