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 the narrator view Jacqueline?

2. Who does Jacqueline lock out of her apartment?

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

4. After fighting with Jacqueline, who does the narrator go to?

5. Which of the following is most comparable to Jacqueline?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does the narrator look back at affairs?

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

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

6. Why can't Elgin work directly with patients?

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

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

9. What foreshadowing is present in this story?

10. How does the narrator feel about marriage with Louise?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

How does the tone change from the beginning of the novel to the end of the novel? Why is this important to note? Why does the tone change?

Essay Topic 3

What are the goals of each of the main characters: Louise, Elgin, the narrator? Does each character achieve their goals? Why or why not?

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