The Yellow Wallpaper Test | Final 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. When the narrator makes the plan to get off the wallpaper before John notices, how long do they have left at the house?

2. The narrator describes the wallpaper having a recurrent spot where the pattern lolls like a broken neck and _____________

3. In the first section, why does the protagonist’s narration suddenly end?

4. Who is the housekeeper?

5. What does the narrator believe cultivates deceit?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does John call the narrator in the middle of the night? And why?

2. Why doesn’t the narrator cry in front of Jennie or John?

3. How does the narrator describe the countryside?

4. What major life event has the narrator just endured?

5. Why is the narrator afraid of being sent to Weir Mitchell?

6. Why does the narrator feel bad for the woman in the wallpaper?

7. What does the narrator’s husband and brother prescribe to her for her condition?

8. How has the major life event that the narrator recently endured affected her mental health?

9. Why does John threaten to send the narrator to Weir Mitchell?

10. In 1862, what was the standard cure for depression, specifically after a woman has had a baby?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define unreliable narrator. Based on this definition: is the narrator a reliable or unreliable narrator?

Essay Topic 2

John faints when he sees the narrator creeping along the wall in the last scene of the story. His fainting suggests that the narrator has done well in keeping the severity of her illness a secret. Has she done a good job of keeping her illness a secret? Find evidence that supports this. OR, does her husband just not pay that much attention to her? Find evidence to support this.

Essay Topic 3

Scan the text for dialogue that occurs between the narrator and John. How does the talk to her? What names does her call her? What does this suggest?

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