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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 does John Winthrop think of Daniel Patrick's and Anne Hutchinson's deaths?
2. Who is the only other person who sees the love between Bess and Will?
3. What does Telaka tell Bess when they meet in the woods?
4. Where do Will and Bess now live?
5. Why do Toby Feake, Thomas Lyon and Angell Husted arrive at Will's house armed and angry?
Short Essay Questions
1. What occurs in Chapter 18 which is a mixed blessing for Bess?
2. How does Bess meet up again with Will Hallet?
3. Where do Will, Bess and the children settle into a new home?
4. How does Bess disrupt Thomas' attempt to take her land away from her in the name of Robert Feake?
5. Under what conditions is Bess' divorce from Robert granted?
6. What is the final symbolic representation of Bess' marriage to Robert?
7. What is the symbolism of Bess' new home in Watertown?
8. How does Bess' life change dramatically for Bess in Chapter 16?
9. How does the claims by other countries affect Bess personally?
10. What happens when the new governor refuses to marry Will and Bess?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In spite of her controversial nature, Bess is the healthiest character in the book. Explain why you think this is the case. Does Bess' mental state mirror her physical state? Does her positive outlook help her stay centered and healthy? Or does Bess' willfulness refuse to give in to weakness of any kind. Give your thoughts about Bess' state of healthy mind and body.
Essay Topic 2
Does Bess' openness and sense of adventure put her family at risk? Explain her encounters with Indians as an example. Does Bess assume that everyone has authentic motives as she does? Is Bess' naivete a danger to herself or to the colony? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
What are the circumstances leading up to Bess' being accused of being a witch. Do you think Bess purposely invited the suspicion? What could Bess have done differently to avoid suspicion by the neighbors and villagers? How do the accusations and Bess' relationship with Anne Hutchinson make Bess feel about God?
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