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. When the narrator reflects back on early days of his or her affair with Louise, what types of memories are they?

2. Which of the following best describes the narrator's sexual relationship with Jacqueline?

3. Who does the narrator hit?

4. After the narrator reveals the truth, what is Jacqueline's fate?

5. Which of the following is a theme in the novel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the narrator's initial impression of Louise?

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

3. Why did the narrator choose to stay with Jacqueline for a short while?

4. What foreshadowing is present in this story?

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

6. How does the narrator justify his or her relationship with Louise?

7. Is the narrator reliable? Why or why not?

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

9. Why does Louise refuse the narrator's affection?

10. According to the narrator, why wouldn't Jacqueline appreciate an affair?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you think that the narrator is male or female? What clues point to the narrator being of either gender? Use at least two quotes from the novel to back up your points.

Essay Topic 2

What is the main conflict of the novel? Is the conflict more important than the message of the novel? How do you know?

Essay Topic 3

Is the narrator simply using Jacqueline, or does he or she feel genuine affection for her? Why do you think this is so? Why does the narrator stay with Jacqueline? What does this tell the reader about the narrator?

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