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. What physical characteristic is unusual about Pesca?

2. Following Marian's letter to Mr. Fairlie, who visits him personally?

3. Joseph Postlethwaite gets punished at school for claiming what?

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

5. When Walter first meets the woman in white, what is she pointing at?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Pesca feel indebted to Walter?

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

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

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

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

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

8. When Laura returns from her honeymoon, how has she changed?

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

10. Why does Walter dislike Mr. Fairlie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Although Walter and Laura are in love, circumstance fights to keep them apart.

1) When do Walter and Laura discover their love?

2) Why are they unable to be together?

3) How does the relationship unfold when they can be together?

Essay Topic 2

There are several factors that warn the Fairlie's against Laura's union with Sir Percival. Write an essay discussing the various ways the Fairlies were warned against Sir Percival and the factors that prevented them from heading the warning.

Essay Topic 3

Social status drives many of the characters in "The Woman in White". Choosing from one of the following examples, examine how a respect for social status was a driving force behind the plot in "The Woman in White".

1) Laura's engagement to Sir Percival.

2) Sir Percival's secret.

3) Walter's struggle for love and success.

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