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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 reason does Claire give her mother for being out so late?
2. What is Claire's mood when she realizes her marriage to James is over?
3. Why does Claire dress up Kate this morning?
4. Who is James' business partner?
5. What does Anna give to Claire before her meeting with James?
Short Essay Questions
1. What living arrangements and custody agreement do Claire and James agree to?
2. Why is Adam unhappy about Claire's decision to return to James?
3. What will guide Claire's ultimate choice in a man?
4. Why does Helen break out in laughter when she sees Claire and Adam together?
5. Why does Claire want to talk to Adam before she returns to London?
6. What does Claire learn about James from her friend, Judy?
7. What does James declare to Claire when he returns to her parents' home?
8. How does Claire consider Kate's needs as she tries to realign her life?
9. What does Claire learn about James' true feelings for her from James' business partner, George?
10. Why can Laura not give Claire any advice before Claire's call with James?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the ongoing conflict between Claire and James. What are the main sources of the conflicts? Why does it perpetuate? What does Claire learn about the reality of her life with James as opposed to the perceptions she has held for so long?
Essay Topic 2
Project into the future ten years after the end of the novel and write a brief synopsis for Claire's life. Will Adam still be such a powerful presence in her life? What kind of child is Kate? What role does James play in Claire and Kate's lives? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
The frustration of unfulfilled affection touches several characters in the story. Name at least two characters who experience unfulfilled love and the situations that occur as a result.
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