The Veldt Test | Final 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. How many children are there in the family?

2. How does the nursery create scenes?

3. What point of view is The Veldt told from?

4. What happens when George and Lydia try to escape the nursery?

5. How long has the African veldt been in the nursery?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does George find of his in the corner where the lions where feeding?

2. How long does he think the children have been conjuring Africa? What had he noticed, but not paid attention to?

3. What is odd about the children when Dr.McClean arrives?

4. What does Lydia notice about George as well?

5. How does the house take care of them?

6. How does Lydia propose to change her feelings of worthlessness?

7. What do they see when they all walk into the nursery together so that George can prove Africa is in there?

8. Why does Lydia “bolt and run”?

9. How do the children react when George and David McClean shut the nursery off?

10. What does Lydia hear that George does not – at least at first?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Veldt is told from the third person point of view in George’s perspective. Characters are an important part of what makes The Veldt interesting.

Thoroughly discuss and analyze George. What are his strengths and weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he usually likable? Seldom likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

It is clear that the relationship between George and Lydia and their children is strained. At one point in the short story, George mentions that he and Lydia are treated like the offspring and not the parents.

Describe the relationship between the parents and children. How do George and Lydia know something isn’t right with their children?

Essay Topic 3

Bradbury uses the names Peter and Wendy as an allusion to the characters in the story of Peter Pan.

What is suggested by Bradbury’s use of the names? How are similar and dissimilar to the characters of Peter Pan are they? Is Bradbury being ironic? If so, how?

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