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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. What did Pieter consider his desire for Stephanie?

2. After finding the note, Pieter heated water. Why?

3. Pieter vowed to give his life to God if there was no _____ in the dark.

4. Before the note, what did Pieter plan to do to cleanse his corruption?

5. What time is dinner served at cousin Anna's home?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Pieter ask Johannes about Esther?

2. When Pieter finds Sophie in the pantry alone during the birthday party, what happens?

3. After writing and then canceling his letter of resignation, Pieter leaves the office and meets Anna on the street. What do they do?

4. When Japie brought Pieter back home, what did Pieter do?

5. In Chapter 12, after evening church services Pieter tried to convey his need to his wife for more of her love and attention to keep him from temptation. What happens?

6. Why does Pieter get so upset about Nella's response to his letter?

7. Pieter was allowed to go home but what did he find when he got there?

8. On the second day, in fear of being found out, how does Pieter perceive the people around him?

9. Why does Stephanie talk to Pieter on the street?

10. Why does Japie's revelation about the note that Pieter found pinned to his door cause Pieter relief?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Several people make decisions in the first few chapters of the story (Pieter, Nella, Dick, Stephanie, Esther). What do these decisions reveal about each of these characters? What do these decisions reveal about the society in which they live? How do any of these decisions serve as an early indicator of what is to come in the story?

Essay Topic 2

After Jakob dies, Pieter's mother and his wife and aunt Sophie band together. What does this new relationship signal in the story, but first, how does it come about since Nella has been sent away by Jakob?

Essay Topic 3

What type of relationship did Pieter and Steyn have? How was this relationship strained? How did this relationship affect the story? How did this relationship push Steyn to destroy Pieter?

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