The Tale of Beatrix Potter Test | Final Test - Hard

Margaret Lane
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 110 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

The Tale of Beatrix Potter Test | Final Test - Hard

Margaret Lane
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 110 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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. Which characters did Beatrix imbue with a sense of pride and self-reliance?

2. How many books did Beatrix publish after her marriage?

3. How is the farm Beatrix purchased described?

4. How did Americans treat Beatrix?

5. Lane describes the seam running underneath the main narrative of Beatrix's work as__________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What side projects did Beatrix pass her time with when she was not at her farm?

2. What does Lane believe was Beatrix's greatest achievement after her 'golden decade' of writing?

3. What does Lane say was the core of Beatrix's genius?

4. How did Beatrix prepare for her operation in 1939?

5. How was Beatrix's time at Hill Top Farm reflected in the books she published?

6. How did Beatrix feel about old age?

7. What were Beatrix's initial plans for Hill Top Farm and its tenant farmer?

8. How did Beatrix's parents react to her engagement to Mr. Heelis? How did her brother defend her?

9. What was Beatrix's "The Fairy Caravan" about?

10. How was the artwork in Beatrix's books different from other children's books?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Beatrix's life after she married. How did her life change after she married William Heelis? Why did she stop writing? What did she become passionate about? How did her personality change?

Essay Topic 2

Publishing a written work was not easy for Beatrix to do. Why was it so difficult for Beatrix to find a publisher to publish "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"? How did she go about publishing the book herself? Who finally expressed an interest in her work? What changes did Beatrix have to make to have her work published? How did the collaborative aspect of publishing bring her and her fiancé Norman closer together? Did Beatrix enjoy the publishing aspect of writing?

Essay Topic 3

Beatrix yearned for a sense of independence from her parents. Why were her parents so strict, even when Beatrix was a woman of an advanced age? How did Beatrix gain a sense of independence? How did she finally leave her parents house?

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