The Painted Veil 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 startles the servants accompanying Kitty on the road to Mei-tan-fu?

2. What does Kitty think of her first view from her window of the bungalow?

3. Who does Waddington live with?

4. What compliment does Mother Superior pay Kitty when she sees her in disarray in Chapter 52?

5. What happened to the Missionary who was the previous occupant of the bungalow?

Short Essay Questions

1. Does Sister St. Joseph want to return to France? Why or why not?

2. Why doesn't Kitty lie to Walter when he asks her if he is the father of the baby?

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

4. How does Kitty describe the chapel at the convent?

5. How does Kitty describe her first impression of Waddington?

6. How does Waddington describe Charlie Townsend?

7. When Kitty asks Waddington about immortality, what is his response?

8. How does Kitty feel when she realizes she is no longer in love with Charlie?

9. What are the first emotional hints that Kitty may be pregnant?

10. What one thing does Kitty desire to do for Walter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel Kitty's views of Charlie change drastically, however, Charlie's views of Kitty remain somewhat the same. Discuss the dichotomy of how these views differ and how they reflect upon the character that holds them.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the dramatic structure of The Painted Veil. Use textual evidence to designate the expository, rising action, the climax, falling action and denouement.

Essay Topic 3

At the conclusion of the novel Kitty emerges a very different character from the way she is portrayed in the beginning. Through the development of her character is Maugham setting forth a moral or just bringing up different themes? Take one standpoint and defend your assertions with textual evidence.

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