Year of Wonders Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Geraldine Brooks
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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 Edward Cooper after he plays in the wood pile?

2. Who is Sam?

3. What does Anna ask for to help during delivery of Mary's baby?

4. What does the crowd do to Anys?

5. What realization does Anna come to while listening to the Colonel?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who comes to visit the rector in the beginning of the novel? What does he/she want?

2. What does Anna take to help her sleep? How does it work? How is it dangerous?

3. What happened in Blackwell? What is Maggie Cantwell's condition?

4. How is Mr. Viccars different from Sam?

5. What is revealed about Anna's relationship with her father? How does Sam figure into this?

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

7. What do the Bradfords do after the sermon in the Chapter, "Venom in the Blood"? How is this related to class?

8. What was the relationship between Anys and George? How does Anna react to this?

9. What image of Elinor's death does the author convey? What might this symbolize or show about Anna's view of Elinor?

10. Who does Anna see as she is trying to get water from her well? What new endeavor has he begun?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Think about Anna's father, Josiah. What events in his life have taught him to be a cold, callous character? How does his treatment of Anna estrange him from her? Do you think he deserves mercy for his actions? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Think about the similarities and differences between Sam Frith and George Viccars. What needs would/did both fulfill for Anna? Who, in your opinion, would be better for Anna? Do either of these characters live up to the image of the rector that Anna has? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Think about Anna's decision to use fire in Merry's Wickford's family mine. Do you think this was an intelligent decision? What might cause Anna to risk her life so readily? What does she see as she starts to lose consciousness? Do you think perhaps Anna was looking forward to death? Why?

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