The Thirteenth Tale Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Diane Setterfield
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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. Where, and with whom, will Margaret eat her meals?

2. Vida Winter says she starts one book as soon as she finishes another because she is afraid to confront which person who keeps trying to get her attention?

3. The name of the house and estate where Vida Winter grew up (as Adeline) was called:

4. In their first interview, Winter reveals to Margaret a painful bit of her history earlier than she wanted to.

5. Who is in the perambulator for the dangerous ride downhill?

Short Essay Questions

1. Give three adjectives that describe Hester.

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

3. Describe Margaret's reaction to reading Vida Winter's books.

4. After Isabelle leaves Angelfield for a short time, with whom did she return?

5. Describe why Hester and the doctor thought it might be important to separate the twins.

6. Who raises the twins?

7. What information does Margaret find at the Banbury Herald? What information does she NOT find?

8. Describe what Margaret hears in the night soon after she arrives at the Winter house, and what she does when she hears this sound.

9. How does Margaret learn that she was a twin? Describe what she is doing and how she makes the discovery.

10. What happens when Margaret arrives at Vida Winter's house for the first time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In Dicken's Study, Vida Winter says she creates in order to fill a deep void within. Discuss Vida Winter as a creative person. Do you agree that her troubled past might have made her a better storyteller and novelist? What were her particular demons? What makes her likable as a character? Unlikeable?

Essay Topic 3

Should we be our "brother's keeper?" In other words, when we see neighbors in need, what should our response be? If the townspeople had rallied sooner to intervene in the neglect of the children and the mental illness Isabelle, might tragedy have been averted? Discuss this idea in terms of the book, using citations from the book to prove your point.

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