The Red Tent Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Anita Diamant
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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. How do the children find Ruti?

2. When is Rachel and Jacob's wedding date decided?

3. What theme is introduced in the Prologue?

4. Why does Laban seek out Jacob's camp?

5. What important theme was introduced/further discussed in this chapter?

Short Essay Questions

1. What theme is prevalent in this section?

2. What is evident about Leah's character from the beginning of the book?

3. What happens to Ruti in My Story, Chapter 1?

4. Why does Rachel have to wait to marry Jacob?

5. Which sister is the most excited to leave?

6. Why is Dinah so excited to meet Tabea?

7. Why does DInah become jealous of her own father?

8. Why do the sisters decide to help Ruti?

9. Why do the sisters plot to take away Laban's gods?

10. What happens to Jacob at the end of My Story, Chapter 3?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the book, women are allowed to assert their own sexual agency, thus allowing this to become a main theme in the book. Cite three examples of this in the book. Explain how and why the women of the Red Tent are allowed to explore and assert their own sexual agency.

Essay Topic 2

1. Do you think it was difficult for Rachel and Leah to define their relationship have competing wives for their husband? How is this awkward? How is it helpful? Were Rachel and Leah ever close before they both wed Jacob?

2. How do you think Jacob defines his relationships with his wives? Do you think he compares them or appreciates them as individuals?

Essay Topic 3

Which theme did you think was the most important in the book? Explain why this theme remained prevalent as you read the book.

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