Written on the Body Test | Final 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 happens to the handcuff key?

2. Why did Elgin end up sending the narrator away?

3. When back in London, where does the narrator first go?

4. How does Louise grow throughout the novel?

5. Which character is the symbol of mistrust in the novel?

Short Essay Questions

1. By the end of the novel, do you think that the narrator is a man or woman?

2. Did the narrator make the right choice in leaving Louise? Why or why not?

3. How does the narrator grieve in the countryside?

4. What is significant about the narrator and Louise going on vacation together?

5. What prompts Elgin to finally show emotion?

6. How is selfishness a theme in the novel?

7. How is Gail similar to Jacqueline?

8. Describe the role "love without gender" plays in the novel.

9. What is the narrator's goal throughout the novel? Has he or she achieved it so far?

10. Why isn't the narrator interested in Gail sexually?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What role does irony play in this novel? Consider Jacqueline's heart break when the narrator reveals to her that he or she has been having an affair with Louise. Why is this ironic? Why is this important to note?

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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