The Mysteries of Udolpho 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. What seeming supernatural events happen in the bedchamber of the Marchioness de Villeroi?

2. In Chapter Eight of Volume Three, who promises to help Emily escape from Udolpho?

3. Which of the following is NOT part of the story that Dorothee tells Emily about the Marchioness de Villeroi?

4. Who composes the poem "To Autumn" in Chapter Eleven of Volume Four?

5. Who is imprisoned in Chapter Eight of Volume Three because of accusations sent by Montoni?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter Nine of Volume Three, Emily composes a poem called "The Mariner". What role do Emily's poems play throughout the story?

2. In Chapter One of Volume Three, why does Emily think Bernardine might murder her as well as her aunt?

3. What seemingly supernatural figure does Emily see in Chapters Two and Three of Volume Three?

4. Why is Emily cold toward Valancourt in Chapter Thirteen of Volume Four when she truly loves him?

5. Explain how Count De Villefort is a foil character to Montoni.

6. In what ways is Blanche a mirror of Emily's character?

7. What room at the Chateau le Blanc is supposedly haunted?

8. What is Montoni's reaction to his wife's death?

9. What is ironic about Emily's being sent to Tuscany for safety when castle di Udolpho is attacked?

10. What does Emily's response to Chevalier Du Pont's courtship and Count De Villefort's encouragement of that courtship indicate?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sister Agnes is insane when Emily meets her and Emily's own sanity is threatened with her experiences in castle di Udolpho. Discuss Emily's psychological danger and the threats to her sanity in the novel. Are the psychological threats to Emily greater at times than the physical threats to her? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the setting and atmosphere throughout the novel. Is it always gloomy and foreboding, or is it ever light and happy? How do you account for any differences in tone? For what purposes do you think the author uses setting and atmosphere in the novel? Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast at least three of the following servants in The Mysteries of Udolpho: Annette, Theresa, Dorothee, Carlo, Ludovico, Barnardine, and Bertrand. What do you think Ann Radcliffe is saying about the role of servants in 1584 society and their relationships with their employers through these characters? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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