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Geraldine Brooks
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why are the simplest tasks hard for Anna in the days after going into the mine?
(a) Because the cold freezes her limbs.
(b) Because she is sore and bruised from her work in the mine.
(c) Because her father beat her.
(d) Because she has the plague.

2. Why is the rector constantly tired?
(a) Because he has been fighting with Anna's father.
(b) Because he has been digging graves and visiting the sick nonstop.
(c) Because he is indeed sick with the plague.
(d) Because he has been preaching a boosting morale nonstop.

3. Who is able to subdue the angry woman at the Thanksgiving service?
(a) John Gordon.
(b) Elinor.
(c) The rector.
(d) Anna.

4. What is the name of Anna and Mompellion's child?
(a) Anys.
(b) Aphra.
(c) Aisha.
(d) Elinor.

5. Where does Aphra spend the night after she is accused?
(a) In the stocks.
(b) In the churchyard, chained to a cross.
(c) In a fertilizer pool.
(d) At the rectory.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the townspeople accuse Aphra of doing?

2. What predicament was Elinor in after her lover abandoned her?

3. What is the condition of Anna's father when they find him?

4. What does John Gordon begin to do to try to ward off the plague?

5. What is Anna's father sentenced to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the rector and Elinor have their only disagreement over? How is Elinor's reaction significant?

2. Why is Anna repulsed by the rector? How do you think this contributes to the choice of her final destination in the novel?

3. Why is Anna crying in the kitchen? How is it therapeutic for her to tell Elinor her feeling about her father?

4. Why doesn't Anna use the letter of introduction the rector wrote for her? What danger lurks for her if she isn't careful?

5. What does Elinor say when she is delirious? What might this mean? Why does the rector excuse Anna so curtly?

6. Where is Aphra kept overnight? What effect does this have on her? On the villagers?

7. Who is dragged to the bonfire accused of being the "ghost" of Anys Gowdie and selling the villagers spells and advice? What do they want done to her for this deception?

8. Where does Anna hope she will find relief? How does her knowledge of herbs comfort her?

9. What do Anna and Elinor do at the Gowdie cottage?

10. Why is the rector summoned to Christopher Unwin's house? Why does Anna see Christopher again later, bloody and naked?

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