The Nightingale Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Kristin Hannah
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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 "gift" does Beck give to Sophie in Chapter 12?

2. In what year does Chapter 13 begin?

3. What is Vianne forced to sell for food money in Chapter 20?

4. What name is on the passport that the elderly woman finds in the attic in Chapter 1?

5. When does Antoine say he will depart for mobilization in Chapter 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Isabelle perceive her father when she arrives in Paris in Chapter 15?

2. What is symbolized by Isabelle's action with the chalk in Chapter 9?

3. How does Isabelle relate to the pilots in Chapter 19?

4. What is foreshadowed by Vianne's conversation with Mother Superior in Chapter 12?

5. How are Vianne's views on war described in Chapter 2?

6. How would you compare the characters of Vianne and Isabelle in The Nightingale?

7. How is the theme of family developed in Chapter 15?

8. How is the demoralization of war illustrated in Chapters 5 and 6?

9. Why is Isabelle successful in her mission in Chapter 19?

10. Why is Isabelle unable to return to Paris after Beck's arrival? How are the changes in Carriveau described in this section of the novel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the themes of gender and womanhood in The Nightingale. In what ways are the roles of women challenged in the course of the story? How does Isabelle perceive the role of women? How does Vianne?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the characters of Isabelle and Vianne in The Nightingale. How are the sisters similar? How do they differ? What is revealed about each character through her actions in the narrative?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the setting of Paris and the changes that Paris undergoes in the course of the novel. When is Paris invaded by the Nazis? How does this change the atmosphere of this setting? Why does Isabelle go to Paris?

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