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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is Mr. Slope a tutor?
(a) Oxford.
(b) Yale.
(c) Cambridge.
(d) Harvard.

2. When Eleanor talks to Bertie about Mr. Slope, what do they agree on?
(a) That Mr. Slope is not trustworthy.
(b) That Mr. Slope confuses them.
(c) That they will disagree about Mr. Slope.
(d) That Mr. Slope is right.

3. How does Mr. Arabin feel about reform in the church?
(a) He ignores it.
(b) He is against it.
(c) He believes a little reform is good.
(d) He is for it.

4. After Mr. Arabin's first sermon, how do the people feel about him?
(a) Indifferent.
(b) Excited.
(c) Confused.
(d) Upset.

5. Why does Mr. Slope feel he will have power in Barchester?
(a) Because the Proudies will be in London.
(b) Because the Proudies will give it to him.
(c) Because he is more charismatic than the Proudies.
(d) Because the Proudies don't act on their power.

6. What is revealed about Mr. Slope and the wardenship of Hiram's Hospital in Chapter 14?
(a) That he is working to eliminate the position of warden.
(b) That he wants the position of warden himself.
(c) That he secretly raised the salary of the warden.
(d) That he convinced Dr. Harding to turn down the wardenship.

7. Why does Madeleine, "the signora", arrive late in Chapter 10?
(a) To prove her point.
(b) Because she was lost.
(c) To make a scene.
(d) Because she's always running late.

8. Who does Mr. Slope visit to discuss the wardenship in Chapter 24?
(a) Mr. Quiverful.
(b) Dr. Gwynne.
(c) Dr. Harding.
(d) Mrs. Proudie.

9. How does Eleanor take part in a discussion about Mr. Slope with Mrs. Grantly?
(a) She defends him.
(b) She questions his intentions.
(c) She mocks him.
(d) She criticizes him.

10. In Chapter 1, who dies?
(a) Dr. Proudie.
(b) The Archdeacon.
(c) Dr. Grantly, Sr.
(d) Dr. Harding.

11. What does Mr. Slope learn about Eleanor when he is visiting Mr. Quiverful?
(a) That she is well educated.
(b) That she is actually poor.
(c) That she has a large income.
(d) That she is easily tricked.

12. What makes Mr. Slope's relationship with the signora complicated?
(a) She is married.
(b) She is disinterested in him.
(c) She lives far away.
(d) She is ill.

13. Who does Eleanor begin to befriend in Chapter 21?
(a) Mrs. Grantly.
(b) Mr. Slope.
(c) Mr. Arabin.
(d) The Archdeacon.

14. In Chapter 17, who does Mrs. Proudie want for the wardenship of Hiram's Hospital?
(a) Mr. Proudie.
(b) Mr. Slope.
(c) Dr. Harding.
(d) Mr. Quiverful.

15. In Chapter 15, what does Charlotte try to convince Bertie to do?
(a) To move to Europe.
(b) To marry Eleanor.
(c) To get a steady job.
(d) To bribe Mrs. Proudie.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 30, what does Mr. Arabin realize about Eleanor?

2. How many children do the Stanhopes have?

3. What does the signora say that Mr. Slope must do to prove his love?

4. In Chapter 1, what position needs to be filled?

5. How does Eleanor feel when she finds out that Mr. Arabin thinks she will marry Mr. Slope?

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