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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. In the first section, why does the protagonist’s narration suddenly end?
2. The narrator gets up in the middle of the night to do what?
3. What year was this story published?
4. Where does the narrator’s husband take her at the beginning of the story?
5. John calls the narrator back to bed by calling her this name:
Short Essay Questions
1. What does John call the narrator in the middle of the night? And why?
2. How does the narrator describe the wallpaper in the middle of the story?
3. How does the narrator initially explain her condition?
4. Why doesn’t the narrator want to go outside near the climax of the story?
5. Why does John threaten to send the narrator to Weir Mitchell?
6. Why doesn’t the narrator cry in front of Jennie or John?
7. In 1862, what was the standard cure for depression, specifically after a woman has had a baby?
8. What description is horrifying about the wallpaper?
9. Why does the narrator say John “pretended to be loving and kind”?
10. How does the narrator think the “smooch” on the wall was created?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does the narrator change throughout the story? What moments in the story are indicative of a change?
Essay Topic 2
How does the narrator’s perception of her husband change? What is the evidence of this within the text?
Essay Topic 3
Throughout the story the narrator becomes increasingly interested by the perceived woman in the wallpaper. How is the narrator symbolically similar to the woman she describes in the wallpaper?
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