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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. Who puts flowers on Miss Brodie’s grave?
2. What does Mr. Lloyd do after Sandy talks to him about his paintings?
3. What is Rose doing for Mr. Lloyd?
4. What does Miss Brodie say Mary Macgregor does not have even though Mary’s grades are honor grades?
5. To what does Miss Brodie’s set advance in 1932?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Miss Brodie’s aspirations for Sandy and Rose turn out?
2. What does Miss Brodie say to Sandy about Rose and Mr. Lloyd and what does Sandy realize when Miss Brodie says this?
3. What does Miss Brodie do on Sundays?
4. What does Mr. Lowther receive from the Kerr sisters and when does it begin?
5. How does Mr. Lowther feel about his marriage and how does he feel about Miss Brodie?
6. Upon whom does Miss Brodie say all of Miss Brodie’s ambitions are fixed and why?
7. About what does Miss Brodie confide to the girls when they are around fourteen years old?
8. What does Sandy admit to a young man who visits her, who places flowers on Miss Brodie’s grave and what does Sandy say to Monica Douglas about the betrayal of Miss Brodie?
9. What do Sandy Stranger and Jenny Gray say about sex in their first year of senior school?
10. What happens to the set in the school year 1932 – 1933?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:
What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven or action driven? Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why? Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character are developed to the same degree? Why or why not? What type of plot do you think The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is? Explain your response.
Essay Topic 2
Identify the protagonists of the story and why you believe they are such? Identify the antagonists of the story and why you believe they are such? Which three secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot? Which, if any, characters are not essential to the story? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Trace and analyze one major theme of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
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