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?
Discuss the dramatic structure of The Painted Veil. Use textual evidence to designate the expository, rising action, the climax, falling action and denouement.
The relationship of marriage is evident in several different couples in The Painted Veil. Compare and contrast Kitty and Walter's marriage with Charlie and Dorothy's marriage or Mr. and Mrs. Garstin's marriage. Point out similarities and differences and what those details infer about the characters in those relationships.
One of the strongest literary tools employed by Maugham in The Painted Veil is the use of irony. Give examples of where Maugham has employed verbal or situational irony and discuss in detail how this use of irony has furthered the plot, developed characters, or strengthened a theme.
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