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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 tragedy does Beatrice have to face at home?
2. What have the people of Wideacre called upon Beatrice to do again?
3. What does Beatrice finally reveal to the family after they return from the feast?
4. What is the name of the man for whom the pirate works?
5. Which of the following items is NOT found in the special room Beatrice creates for her sexual encounters with Harry?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Beatrice try to explain the "early" birth of her child?
2. How does Beatrice react when she learns that John has asked Harry's permission to marry her?
3. Explain Beatrice's perspective on love.
4. How does Beatrice know that Ralph has returned?
5. What is the tradition of the wheat doll on the last day of the harvest?
6. Describe the scene of desperation that Harry and Beatrice witness at the Christmas party.
7. How does Beatrice alter events so that John is blamed for Mama's death?
8. Why will Beatrice not set up a home with John in spite of his generous offers?
9. What inadvertently happens to restore John's reputation as a doctor?
10. How does Beatrice try to abort another child?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the overall setting for the story. Why does the author use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast Harry and Ralph. How are they different? How are they similar? Why is Beatrice so attracted to both of them?
Essay Topic 3
Create a brief character study of Beatrice. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are some of her negative characteristics? What are her hopes and fears? What motivates her--if anything--at this point in her life?
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