Year of Wonders Test | Final 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 sets the angry woman off for the second time at the Thanksgiving service?

2. What does the armed woman have in her arms at the Thanksgiving service?

3. Why do the rector and Josiah get into a fight outside Unwin's house?

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

5. What new plan does the rector want the townspeople to undertake?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Anys carrying when she runs at the rector with the knife? How does this spur her to murder Elinor?

2. Why do the rector and Anna visit her father? Does anything come from this visit? Explain.

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

4. Why is the rector exhausted during the chapter "Among Those that Go Down to the Pit"? What happens during his sermon?

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

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

7. What child do Anna and Elinor help? What do they do to help this child?

8. Why is Anna so angry with the Mowbrays? Who has influenced them to do these actions?

9. Why does Anna take Anteros for a ride? What do you think this symbolizes?

10. What plan does the rector come up with to save the village? What is the reason for this action?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Consider John Gordon's fate in the novel. What measures does he take to protect himself against the plague? Did Urith believe the same as he did? How does she show this? Do you think their situation influenced Anna in some way? Why? Make sure to use specific examples in your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Anna and Elinor have a very close relationship in the novel, almost that of mother and daughter. Discuss the evolution of their relationship, and how Elinor fills a void in Anna's life, especially after the loss of her sons. Think of Anna's upbringing, her class, and job.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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