The Thorn Birds 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. Where does Meggie go after her trip to Matlock?

2. Who assumes Paddy's role as head stockman?

3. Where does Meggie go for a getaway after her daughter's birth?

4. What does Luke find for Meggie when they get to Queensland?

5. What does Cardinal Contini-Verchese find out?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Meggie ensure that Luke will never question the paternity of their child?

2. What is the land like after the fire?

3. Who is Luke O'Neill?

4. If the war intensifies, what members of the Cleary family are selected to enlist and why?

5. In the life of the Cleary family, what two major events take place on September 2, 1945?

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

7. How do Meggie and Luke feel about her pregnancy?

8. Who comes to visit Meggie while she is on vacation at Matlock?

9. Following the end of the war, what happens with Father Ralph?

10. Why doesn't Meggie attend Dane's ordination?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze Meggie's relationships with the following boys/men in her life:

1) Paddy.

2) Father Ralph.

3) Luke.

4) Hal.

5) Frank.

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

You have been given the task of summarizing a character or characters from this novel in two or three paragraphs. Focusing on the character(s) of your choice, who will you write about? What will you highlight? Why did you choose the character(s) that you chose? Then summarize the character(s) you selected.

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