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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Miles want to do in Chapter 14?
2. What does the governess forget about?
3. What does the governess fear in Chapter 21?
4. What does the governess suspect about the children's relationship with the ghosts?
5. How does the governess respond to Miles' request and reasoning?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
During the retrospection of writing her manuscript, the governess mentions that addressing the supernatural events may have saved her from future events. How is this both accurate and inaccurate? Why does the governess refrain from mentioning the events? How would "The Turn of the Screw" be altered if the governess asked Miles and Flora about the ghosts after she first realized the presence of Bly's supernatural visitors?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze the title "The Turn of the Screw", which is first alluded to in Chapter 22. How is the title significant to the story? What is the symbolism of the title? How does the governess turn the screw too tightly, and what is the result?
Essay Topic 3
The governess assumes that Miles and Flora are innocent as soon as she meets them because they are attractive; however, the ghosts of Miss Jessel and Peter Quint are attractive as well. What is the validity of judgment based on appearances? How do the appearances of Peter Quint and Miss Jessel help the governess to judge Miles and Flora more objectively? What is the message of this theme?
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