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. What did Bathsheba bring out most in the narrator?

2. Which of the following causes a rift between Elgin and his parents?

3. Which of the following describes Jacqueline's allure to the narrator?

4. How does Louise view Elgin?

5. What explains Louise's easy affection for the narrator?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. By the end of the narrator's relationship with Jacqueline, does he or she still believe that marriage is the end of passion?

3. Describe Inge.

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

5. Do you think that Jacqueline's character will play a larger role in the novel? Why or why not?

6. Describe the relationship between Louise and Elgin.

7. What is Jacqueline's reaction to finding out about the narrator's affair with Louise?

8. What is the significance behind not knowing the name and gender of the narrator?

9. What part does irony play in the novel?

10. After Jacqueline attacks Louise, what prediction can the reader make for the way the relationship will progress between the narrator and Louise?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Consider the relationship between Louise and Elgin. Why is it important to note the status of their relationship? What type of relationship do they have? Does this justify Louise's affair with the narrator?

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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