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 doesn't the doctor come as soon as Emmeline has died?

2. Who is found dead at the base of a ladder in the garden?

3. What does Margaret bring to Aurelius at Angelfield?

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

5. After meeting Emmeline and confronting Vida WInter about her sister, what does Margaret learn about Emmeline?

Short Essay Questions

1. After finding Charlie, where does Adeline immediately go, and what does she do?

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

3. Describe how the fire started.

4. What makes John-the-dig decide he needs to check on Charlie?

5. Who was there for Margaret when she finally stopped her grieving after Vida Winter's death?

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

7. What lie does Adeline concoct about Charlie's whereabouts?

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

9. What does Margaret tell Aurelius, and what does he then ask of her?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 3, Margaret writes about her family, and in particular her parents, "tragedy changes everything." Discuss this idea in terms of the book. How were the characters affected by tragedy?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

How does "The Thirteenth Tale" fit into the genre of a Gothic novel? How does it not fit?

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