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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 is with Alyce at the end of Chapter 11?
2. Whom is Alyce visiting when she discovers a boy sleeping in some hay?
3. What does Will tell Alyce she has in Chapter 13?
4. What does Alyce ask a man who arrives at the inn from the manor?
5. What is Alyce collecting at the beginning of Chapter 9?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Jane comes to the inn and speaks to Reese, what does Alyce worry they are speaking about?
2. In Chapter 12, what does Alyce tell Reece is her only wish in life? What does she believe about achieving her goal?
3. When Jane tells Reese that perhaps Alyce leaving her was for the best, what does Alyce think she means? What does Jane actually mean?
4. What causes Alyce to cry for the first time in Chapter 15?
5. What does Jane think when Matthew arrives looking for Alyce in Chapter 11?
6. What does Alyce threaten the boys who are tormenting Purr with in Chapter 9?
7. What does Alyce struggle with as the wealthy woman has difficulty giving birth in Chapter 16?
8. What does Jennet tell Alyce about the thin man who takes her interest at the inn?
9. What does Alyce do after she is unable to help Emma Blunt give birth?
10. What name does the small boy Alyce meets in Chapter 10 decide to take?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze and interpret the character Jane Sharp. What are her defining character traits? Describe her relationship with Alyce.
Essay Topic 2
What is the genre of the novel? What are elements commonly found in this type of novel? What are some other examples of works of this genre? What similarities do these works share with the novel "The Midwife's Apprentice"?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the motif of bravery in the novel. What are some examples of bravery in the novel? What are some examples of when Alyce must be brave despite her fears?
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