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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 is Alyce afraid Jane is telling Reese when she sees them talking to each other?
2. What comes and goes in Chapter 12?
3. Where is Alyce sent at the end of Chapter 14?
4. What does Alyce do when Jane arrives at the birth in Chapter 11?
5. What does Alyce do for the first time when Edwards tells her he wants to stay at the manor?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Alyce finally find out about Edward in Chapter 14?
2. What does Jane think when Matthew arrives looking for Alyce in Chapter 11?
3. What does Alyce do after she is unable to help Emma Blunt give birth?
4. What does Jennet tell Alyce about the thin man who takes her interest at the inn?
5. What happens when Alyce arrives to help Emma Blunt give birth?
6. Why does Jane tell Alyce to take over at Joan's delivery?
7. What does Alyce discover when she visits Tansy's calves in Chapter 10?
8. When Jane tells Reese that perhaps Alyce leaving her was for the best, what does Alyce think she means? What does Jane actually mean?
9. In Chapter 13, what does Alyce tell Will when he asks why she left the village? What does he say to encourage her?
10. How does Alyce provide a better life for the little boy in Chapter 10?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze and interpret the character Alyce. What are her defining character traits? What is her role in the story? What struggles or obstacles does she face throughout the novel? Does she grow as a character? If so, how?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze and interpret the character Edward. What are his defining character traits? Describe his relationship with Alyce. How does Alyce's friendship with Edward benefit her? What does she learn from him? What is the significance of the cook's comment about their physical appearance?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the motif of cruelty in the novel. What are some examples of cruelty in the novel? Are these examples of cruelty aimed at Alyce? If so, how is she affected by them?
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