The Turn of the Screw 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. After the incident, what does the governess decide?

2. What does Miles claim to want?

3. What does the governess tell Mrs. Grose she did instead of attending church?

4. How does the governess plan to save Miles?

5. What does Miles' action after breakfast signify on the morning that Mrs. Grose and Flora leave Bly?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Good versus evil is a prevalent theme in "The Turn of the Screw". Investigate the governess' perception of good versus evil. How does it change throughout the novel? What causes these changes? What are the governess' early misconceptions about good and evil?

Essay Topic 2

Investigate "The Turn of the Screw" as gothic fiction. How does it adhere to and differ from a typical gothic novel? What changes could be made to mark it clearly as gothic fiction? How could it be altered to avoid being termed gothic fiction?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the employer's demand that the governess not contact him. Why does he do this? Why does the governess adhere so strictly to this demand? How does it affect the governess' actions and decisions? How would "The Turn of the Screw" be altered if the employer did not give this mandate?

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