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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 the lamp made of mentioned at the beginning of Chapter 1?
2. What color is Milly’s hair?
3. How did Kate’s other brother die?
4. How does Kate feel about Susan?
5. What does Milly drink at the beginning of Chapter 10?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Milly and Susan travel to Europe?
2. Who did Marian marry?
3. In Chapter 11, what does Milly ask Kate to do?
4. Why did Susan have to rush to New York ten days before her and Milly’s voyage to Europe began?
5. What does Marian Condrip tell Milly about Merton Densher?
6. What opportunity is Merton given in Chapter 4?
7. How did Kate used to view Marian before her marriage?
8. In Chapter 10, how does Milly describe the terrace and garden of the historic house where there is a party?
9. By Chapter 7, where are Milly and Susan dining?
10. What are Aunt Maud’s conditions for taking Kate in?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Kate’s father seems to have a superficial relationship with her. Why did Kate volunteer to care for her father? Was she more concerned about his welfare or her own when she made that offer? Why wasn’t her father around for much of her growing up years? How does Kate feel about her father’s absence? Why doesn’t Lionel want Kate to stay with him and care for him? Is he concerned about his welfare or hers? What type of relationship do the two have?
Essay Topic 2
By the end of Book 6, both Maud and Kate urge Merton to pursue Milly. Why does Kate want Merton to romance Milly? What will Kate gain from the arrangement? Why does Maud want Merton to pursue Milly? What will she gain? Are the women’s motives altruistic or selfish?
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 28, both Merton and Kate issue ultimatums to one another. What does Kate insist that Merton do? What does Merton ask that Kate do in return? Is Kate’s demand something that will strengthen the relationship with Merton? Is Merton’s demand something that will strengthen their relationship?
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