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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What has Dr. Stanhope done while collecting his salary from the church?
(a) Worked as an accountant.
(b) Run another church.
(c) Lived in Italy.
(d) Needlework.

2. In Chapter 26, who meets to discuss the wardenship?
(a) The Proudies and Mr. Slope.
(b) Mr. Slope and Mrs. Proudie.
(c) Mr. and Mrs. Proudie.
(d) Mr. Slope and Mrs. Quiverful.

3. When the Bishop confronts Mrs. Proudie about the position of warden, what happens?
(a) He feels he got nowhere with her.
(b) He changes her mind.
(c) He left the room angrily.
(d) He concedes to her opinion.

4. What does the Archdeacon feel he represents?
(a) The common man.
(b) The Parliament.
(c) Liberal movements.
(d) High church tradition.

5. When does "Barchester Towers" begin?
(a) 1790's.
(b) 1840's.
(c) 1850's.
(d) 1780's.

6. After being unable to arrange a meeting with Dr. Harding, what does Mr. Slope do?
(a) Resign from his position.
(b) Write a letter to the signora.
(c) Write a letter to Eleanor.
(d) Give the wardenship to Mr. Quiverful.

7. What does Eleanor do when Mr. Slope asks her if she will marry Mr. Slope?
(a) She leaves Plumstead.
(b) She laughs.
(c) She cries.
(d) She talks to Charlotte about it.

8. How does the Archdeacon feel about the Proudies when he meets them in Chapter 5?
(a) He approves of them.
(b) He is unsure they will succeed.
(c) He disapproves of them.
(d) He has no opinion of them.

9. How does the author describe the Thornes?
(a) Very modern.
(b) Argumentative.
(c) Old-fashioned.
(d) Shy.

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

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

12. What do the men do when Dr. Harding and Eleanor visit the Archdeacon?
(a) They go to inspect the church.
(b) They discuss what to do about Mr. Arabin.
(c) They start plotting against Mr. Slope.
(d) They stay home to talk.

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

14. In Chapter 4, how are Mr. Slope's religious beliefs described?
(a) Open.
(b) Strict.
(c) New age.
(d) Conflicted.

15. In Chapter 17, what does Mrs. Proudie tell Mr. Slope her role is?
(a) The unquestioned master.
(b) The power behind the throne.
(c) The decider.
(d) The silent supporter.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Eleanor defend in Chapter 18 when she discusses the wardenship with her father and the Archdeacon?

2. What is Eleanor doing when Mr. Slope comes to visit her in Chapter 16?

3. How does Mr. Arabin feel about reform in the church?

4. Who agrees with Mr. Slope's opinions of the warden position in Chapter 12?

5. In Chapter 27, why can't Mr. Slope arrange a meeting with Dr. Harding?

(see the answer keys)

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