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The Painted Veil Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Charlie leave the sitting room in Chapter 1?



2. Where do Charlie and Kitty usually meet?



3. When Kitty goes to tell Charlie of Walter's ultimatum, what surprises her about his appearance?



4. Why won't Walter join in singing with others at a party?



5. In Chapter 5, upon returning to the sitting room, what does Kitty see?



Short Essay Questions

1. How does Waddington describe Dorothy Townsend?



2. Describe Walter's behavior towards others at the dinner party in Chapter 21.



3. What is the view from Kitty's home in Happy Valley?



4. How does Kitty describe Waddington's Manchu mistress?



5. Why does Kitty claim to not care if Walter does "kick up a row" about her affair with Charlie?



6. What physical feature of Mrs.Garstin does Kitty find most disconcerting and why?



7. Why does Dorothy want Kitty to come and stay with her and Charlie?



8. How does Waddington describe Charlie Townsend?



9. For what reasons does Kitty believe that Charlie remains with his wife?



10. How does Kitty describe Mother Superior's appearance?



Essay Topics

When Kitty meets Waddington's mistress she contemplates afterward that "the beliefs and the ideals of the West seemed crude beside ideals and beliefs of which in this exquisite creature she seemed to catch a fugitive glimpse." How does this statement reflect an overarching theme between the relationship between West vs. East as portrayed in The Painted Veil?

Discuss the importance of setting within The Painted Veil. Make sure to discuss at least three different settings and how the descriptions of those settings are integral in the development of themes and characters.

In the novel Waddington makes a statement that he enjoys talking to Kitty because,"you (Kitty) and I (Waddington) are the only people here who walk quite quietly and peaceably on solid ground. The nuns walk in heaven and your husband-- in darkness." Explain what Waddington meant by this statement. Do you believe that this is an accurate analogy of the characters. Why or why not?

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