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. Where had John gone to visit his father?

2. Which of the following items is NOT found in the special room Beatrice creates for her sexual encounters with Harry?

3. Who does the wheat doll resemble this year?

4. What does Beatrice think needs to happen so that things can return to normal at Wideacre?

5. What does Celia say about the house at Wideacre?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Beatrice manipulate Harry into a plan to buy out the entail on Wideacre so that Julia and Richard will one day inherit the estate?

2. What does John confront Beatrice on when he returns home?

3. How has the wheat harvest changed now that Beatrice is in control?

4. How does Beatrice try to abort another child?

5. Describe the scene in which John is taken away by the doctors to begin his alcohol addiction treatment.

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

7. Explain Beatrice's perspective on love.

8. What does Beatrice tell Celia to coerce her to support John's being sent away for alcohol abuse treatment?

9. How does Beatrice ultimately handle the pregnancy?

10. How does Beatrice justify the radical changes that are occurring at Wideacre?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses more than one instance of irony in the book. Cite at least two examples you can identify in the play and note why they are examples of irony.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Greed takes on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

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