The Thorn Birds Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Why does Meggie's friend's family leave town?

2. Which character says that Frank is no better than the one who fathered him?

3. Who is the first person that the Cleary family meets when they arrive in Gillanbone?

4. Who asks Father Ralph to check on Frank's condition?

5. Where do they bury Hal?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the land like after the fire?

2. What is life like for Fiona at Drogheda?

3. Who is Luke O'Neill?

4. What are three major decisions that Luke makes, without consulting Meggie, in the first part of their marriage?

5. Why do Luke and Meggie honeymoon and then move to Queensland after they are married?

6. What makes Meggie's doll special?

7. What does Mary Carson's new will say?

8. How does Father Ralph act more like a private citizen than a representative of the church?

9. What does Meggie think of Luke when she is getting to know him?

10. What are the land and climate like?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What motivates the following characters?

1) Fiona.

2) Paddy.

3) Mary Carson.

4) Meggie.

Essay Topic 2

Are there any relationships that appear similar in this story? If so, what are the specific relationships and describe the situation and outcomes. These relationships may be between brother and sister, husband and wife, employer and employee, etc.

Essay Topic 3

From the time the Clearys are introduced, the reader forms impressions about the family. What are your initial reactions to Fiona and Paddy? Do you see them as good, bad or just two people trying to do the best they can? How does that impression change, if it does, as the story unfolds?

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