The Woman in the Window Test | Mid-Book 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. At whose request does the family leave the ski resort early in an attempt to get home before the storm hits?

2. When Anna goes outside to try to stop the egg assault on her house, who does she ultimately realize has helped her get back inside the house?

3. On what floor of the townhome is Olivia's bedroom?

4. What item does David come into Anna's house in order to borrow?

5. What does Anna reveal as her line of work prior to leaving her practice?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ed's comment regarding Anna's emergency line reserved for her patients reveal in regard to his feelings about her career?

2. How does the theme of isolation emerge within Anna's description of her townhome?

3. What is the significance of Anna's decision to watch the Today Show through the lens of her camera as her new neighbor watches on his own television?

4. What does Anna name as some of the issues that are difficult for her during her conversation with Bina over lunch?

5. What emotions does Ed display when Anna tells him that she wishes he were with her and why?

6. What effect does the symbolism of Olivia's empty room have on the reader?

7. Why does Anna let Ethan inside when he rings her doorbell, even though she has not bathed in days and she believes that her cat may bite a stranger?

8. What is symbolized by Ed's toolbox within the narrative?

9. In what scene is David's role as a possible red herring firmly established by the author?

10. What is ironic about Anna's advice to the members of the agoraphobia support forum that they should never mix their medications with alcohol?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explicate the theme of altruism within the novel, particularly in relation to the novel's protagonist. What is the author's message regarding altruism and how do you know?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the author's use of a confessional tone in relating the narrative of The Woman in the Window.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the author's use of film allusions within the novel and analyze how they function across the narrative.

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