Wideacre Test | Final Test - Hard

Philippa Gregory
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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. Beatrice wants the best for Wideacre but is ultimately destroying it in her zeal. What is this literary technique called?

2. What does Beatrice tell Harry about Celia?

3. How much medicine does Beatrice tell Celia to give Mama at a certain time?

4. Which of the following does Beatrice NOT think after she is left alone in the house?

5. What is held on the last day of the wheat harvest?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Beatrice alter events so that John is blamed for Mama's death?

2. How does Beatrice react when she learns that John has asked Harry's permission to marry her?

3. How does Beatrice try to explain the "early" birth of her child?

4. How does the story end?

5. What instructions does John provide to care for Mama who has had a major shock?

6. Describe the scene of desperation that Harry and Beatrice witness at the Christmas party.

7. What causes Mama to collapse in the library?

8. How does Beatrice know that Ralph is getting closer to returning to Wideacre?

9. What is revealed about the characters in the Epilogue?

10. Why does Celia reject Beatrice's plan for Julia's inheritance of Wideacre?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Greed takes on a human persona in this story especially surrounding the character of Beatrice. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

Essay Topic 3

Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Celia, John, Julia and Richard. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, hobbies, socialization, etc.

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