Written on the Body Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How does Louise view Elgin?

2. According to the narrator, how many married women have affairs?

3. Who tells Elgin about Louise's affair with the narrator?

4. Where does Louise invite the narrator to go together alone?

5. Which of the following best describes Bruno?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Louise still with Elgin despite his quirks?

2. What is Elgin's reaction to Louise having an affair?

3. What is Louise's effect on the narrator?

4. How does the narrator want Louise to treat their relationship?

5. Is the narrator using Jacqueline? Why or why not?

6. Describe how the narrator changes from before meeting Louise to after breaking up with Jacqueline. What does this say about the narrator?

7. Was Jacqueline's ignorance about the narrator's affair good or bad?

8. According to the narrator, why do married women have affairs?

9. What part does irony play in the novel?

10. What has caused a rift between Louise and Elgin?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How is choice a theme in the novel? Which characters make important choices? What are the effects of these choices? How does the theme of choice affect the tone of the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Louise's character. What risks are involved in dating her? Is Louise similar to any of the narrator's former lovers? What might be foreshadowing the narrator's relationship with Louise?

Essay Topic 3

Is the narrator a moral character? Why or why not? Are the secondary characters moral? Why or why not? How does the narrator justify his or her morality? Why do you think the narrator feels the need to do this?

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