The Thirteenth Tale Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Diane Setterfield
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Mid-Book 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 is peculiar about the many interviews given by Vida Winter?

2. What is one peculiar aspect of the twins?

3. Hester 's and the doctor's actions result in what consequences?

4. What does Merrily often do while she is hanging clothes or doing housework?

5. When Vida Winter cries out a name, Margaret realizes that she and Winter have something in common. What is it?

Short Essay Questions

1. List a few details that are used to describe Margaret's first impression of Vida Winter's house.

2. List several details of Angelfield when Mrs. Maudsley first enters.

3. Describe how the fire started.

4. Relate a few ways that the bookstore contributed to Margaret's education.

5. Describe Aurelius's inheritance.

6. What news brings Aurelius much joy?

7. Explain why Hester leaves Angelfield so suddenly.

8. When Margaret writes a card about Hester, what conclusion does she come to, and how does she act on this?

9. Describe the bookstore. Who were its main customers, and how was most of its income made?

10. How does Adeline begin to confuse people about which twin is which?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Evaluate the use of word choice in the novel, especially in the author's use to create a mood. Use specific examples with accompanying page numbers to show how Setterfield uses "loaded" words for her advantage.

Essay Topic 2

Many of the Angelfield children were mean, violent and cruel. What makes a child cruel? What can be done to help an "evil" child? Write an essay that examines one of the "cruel" children of Angelfield, describing the factors that led to his or her cruelty, and what might have prevented this cruelty.

Essay Topic 3

Aurelius is a character who is never content knowing he was abandoned by his own parent and adopted by a stranger. How does this affect the choices he makes? How does this affect his personality? Write about Aurelius as a character, paying particular attention to his desperate need for belonging.

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