The Woman in White 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. Sir Percival tells the Fairlie's he placed Anne in an asylum for what reason?

2. What is unusual about the letter sent by Marian following Sir Percival's death?

3. When Laura's maid arrives, Mr Fairlie is concerned about what?

4. Why did Anne once promise to wear white her entire life?

5. What does Laura place in a drawing album for Marian to one day give to Walter?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Walter choose to live with Marian and Laura and why?

2. Why does Walter dislike Mr. Fairlie?

3. Why does Walter believe Anne's character judgment against Sir Percival?

4. How does Marian present the news to Mr. Fairlie, regarding Laura's agreement to wed Sir Percival?

5. When Count Fosco visits Mr. Fairlie, why is he dismissed?

6. Why does Sir Percival lie to Laura about sending an ill Marian to London?

7. Why does Pesca feel indebted to Walter?

8. The anonymous letter regarding Sir Percival causes what dilemma for Limmeridge House?

9. Why is Laura especially concerned for Marian's health when she falls ill?

10. Why does Dr. Goodricke document Laura as dead from an aneurysm?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay analyzing the many factors that work against Laura in reclaiming her identity.

Essay Topic 2

Many of the characters in "The Woman in White" take from others to achieve their success. Choosing from one of the following examples to create a supporting argument, examine how greed leads to destruction.

1) Sir Percival's phony title.

2) Count Fosco's betrayal of his secret society.

3) Mrs. Catherick's assistance to Sir Percival at Old Welmingham church.

Essay Topic 3

The author is careful to create characters and settings where mistaken identity is believable. Examine the different aspects that all work together to help the reader believe Laura truly could be mistaken for Anne.

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