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. What do the governess and children avoid mentioning?

2. What does Miles offer to do for the governess?

3. Why is the governess sad?

4. What does the governess think the ghosts want with the children?

5. How does the governess feel after Mrs. Grose and Flora's departure?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The governess' responsibility is to teach the children, not tend to their physical needs. Is preventing their interactions with ghosts a part of her job description? Why or why not? How does the governess view her responsibilities? How do the other characters view the governess' responsibilities?

Essay Topic 3

Throughout "The Turn of the Screw", the governess emphasizes her superiority over other characters and alters her description of events to make herself appear in a better light. Why does the governess do this? Who is she trying to impress, and why? How is the governess in the story different from the governess who reflects upon the events as she writes the manuscript?

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