The Thirteenth Tale Test | Final 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. Why does Margaret use the phonetic alphabet after her night in the garden?

2. Which of the three children became Vida Winter?

3. What does Vida Winter give to Margaret as she is leaving?

4. After Hester leaves and Isabelle dies, what can be said about the Missus?

5. In addition to the filth and squalor or of Charlie's room, what is most surprising about Charlie's room?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the relationship between Ambrose Proctor and the twins.

2. Describe the odd conveyor belt that Ms. Winter discusses with Margaret.

3. Explain the suspicious cause of death concerning the ladder.

4. Why had Margaret's parents not told her about being a twin?

5. Who does Margaret meet unexpectedly on the moors, and why?

6. Why does the Missus neglect to tell Charlie about Isabelle's death?

7. Karen shows a picture of her father to Margaret. What is he holding?

8. What crucial part of Vida Winter's story does Margaret figure out which answers many of the unsolved pieces of the story's puzzle?

9. What is Margaret hoping to find when she looks in Winter's collection of "Jane Eyre" books?

10. What news brings Aurelius much joy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many of the characters in this book struggle with depression. Identify the afflicted characters and discuss the behaviors of those characters which lead readers to imply that the depression is real. What factors for these characters might have led to this illness?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

The extended generations of family at Angelfield are what we would call "dysfunctional." In what ways were these characters troubled? In what way did they try to hide their problems and resist outside help? How does Setterfield use this novel to make a point about the tragedy of isolation and "hiding " family problems?

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