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 is most significant about the narrator?

2. Which of the following literary devices most accurately describes Jacqueline's anger?

3. Which of the following does the narrator most likely feel about infidelity?

4. Why is the narrator dating Jacqueline?

5. What relationship does the reader fear the narrator will have with Louise?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Bathsheba's lasting effect on the narrator?

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

4. According to the narrator, why would Louise appreciate having an affair?

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

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

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

8. What foreshadowing is present in this story?

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

10. Does it make sense for Jacqueline to attack Louise? Is it consistent with her character?

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

Compare and contrast the narrator's lovers, such as Inge, Bathsheba, Louise, and Jacqueline. Compare their qualities and characteristics. What do these things say about the narrator?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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