The Thorn Birds Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What trait does Bob lack that Paddy had?

2. What does Father Ralph's mentor find when he looks in Ralph's missal?

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

4. How is the relationship between Dane and Justine?

5. What nationwide event happens that involves the Cleary family?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Who do you think is the most tragic character in the book? Why would you pick this particular character? Give examples from the book that highlight what makes this character particularly tragic.

Essay Topic 2

Fiona and Paddy have an arranged marriage. Fiona's father, aghast at her pregnancy, pays Paddy to marry Fiona and move her away from the family. Can an arranged marriage ever be successful? Do you consider Fiona and Paddy's marriage a success? Please be specific and provide details from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Justine is an ambitious young woman with a personality very different from Dane's. Describe the differences as well as the similarities. What, looking at their family histories, contributes to the differences or similarities? Paternity is an issue as well. How does this affect the brother and sister?

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