The Midwife's Apprentice 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. How does Jane arrive when Alyce sends for her in Chapter 11?

2. What does Alyce learn about Jane at the beginning of Chapter 10?

3. What does Edward tell Alyce about as they drift off to sleep in Chapter 15?

4. What does the wealthy husband think his wife is suffering from at the beginning of Chapter 16?

5. Whom is Alyce visiting when she discovers a boy sleeping in some hay?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Alyce discover when she visits Tansy's calves in Chapter 10?

2. What makes Alyce smile for the first time? What does she dream about on the same night?

3. Who arrives at the inn in Chapter 16, and what is troubling them?

4. What comment does the cook at the manor house make about Alyce's appearance in Chapter 14?

5. What does Alyce threaten the boys who are tormenting Purr with in Chapter 9?

6. What causes Alyce to cry for the first time in Chapter 15?

7. How does Alyce provide a better life for the little boy in Chapter 10?

8. What must Alyce work up the courage to ask a man about in Chapter 13?

9. How does Reese communicate with and teach Alyce at first?

10. In Chapter 12, what does Alyce tell Reece is her only wish in life? What does she believe about achieving her goal?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the motif of perseverance in the novel "The Midwife's Apprentice." What are some examples of perseverance in the novel? What are some examples of Alyce's own perseverance?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the motif of friendship in the novel. Is friendship important to Alyce? Who are her friends? How does she help her friends and how do they help her?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the motif of greed in the novel. Who is greedy and why? How does this character show his or her greed? How do the other characters react to his or her greed?

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