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. Who finds Laura's lost brooch?

2. Who is Count Fosco married to?

3. Who suggest Sir Percival withdraw his proposal to Laura?

4. Where does Sir Percival plan to take Laura following their marriage?

5. Laura admits to Marian a secret love for who?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Sir Percival convince the Fairlie's he acted responsibly by putting Anne into the asylum?

3. What is unique about Marian's intelligence, given the time period of "The Woman in White"?

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

5. Prior to their marriage, Laura admits that she is in love with another man and gives Sir Percival the option of doing what?

6. Why is Walter upset at the letter he receives from Mrs. Catherick following Sir Percival's death?

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

8. Upon learning of the events following Count Fosco's visit, what is Mr. Fairlie's response?

9. In the fly on Knowlesbury to London, what does Walter learn from his travel companion?

10. Why does Count Fosco consider Marian a worthy opponent?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

It is said that the character Laura resembles Anne. Write an essay comparing and contrasting these two characters.

1) How are these characters similar?

2) How are they different?

3) Why is the comparison made?

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

Although many of the characters in "The Woman in White" are considered wealthy, many of them suffer due to financial reasons. Write an essay supporting or refuting the following statement: Money traps many of the characters in "The Woman in White".

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