The Moon and Sixpence Test | Mid-Book 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 is Strickland playing in the cafe?

2. What does Crabbe begin to write?

3. Who visits Crabb in Chapter 28?

4. What philosopher does the author mention in this section?

5. What does the author say Strickland's clothes hang off him like?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Crabbe describe Mrs. Strickland?

2. What is Dirk's relationship with his wife?

3. How does Mrs. Strickalnd respond to the news that her husband wants to take up painting?

4. What does Strickland say he has been doing for the previous five years?

5. How does Blanche surprise the author?

6. How do Crabbe and Dirk find Strickland?

7. How does Crabbe describe Strickland in Chapter 6?

8. What kind of painting does Dirk paint?

9. What does the author about George Crabbe's poetry?

10. What does the author think of Rev. Robert Strickland's biography of his father?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What was Strickland's life like on Tahiti? In what way could it be said that he finally found peace with himself?

Essay Topic 2

In what way do Amy and Strickland's lives take an opposite direction after Strickland leaves for Paris? What does it say about their natural characters that they both succeed in their new lives?

Essay Topic 3

How long had Strickland has felt indifferently towards his family? How will Strickland's indifference towards people help him to achieve his aim to become an artist?

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