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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is meant to run Hiram's Hospital?
(a) A nun.
(b) A priest.
(c) A warden.
(d) The King.

2. For Mr. Arabin's first sermon, where do the Archdeacon and Eleanor have lunch with Mr. Arabin?
(a) The Thornes'.
(b) The Archdeacon's.
(c) The church.
(d) Mr. Slope's.

3. How does Mrs. Proudie respond to Mr. Slope's sermon?
(a) She didn't hear the sermon.
(b) She thought it was just a joke.
(c) She disagrees with him.
(d) She agrees with him.

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

5. Who gets to select the warden of Hiram's Hospital?
(a) The Bishop.
(b) Parliament.
(c) The King.
(d) The Archdeacon.

6. Who gets the job of preaching at St. Ewolds?
(a) Mr. Arabin.
(b) The Bishop.
(c) Mr. Slope.
(d) The Archdeacon.

7. In Chapter 24, who does the Archdeacon ask for help with the wardenship?
(a) Mr. Arabin.
(b) Dr. Gwynne.
(c) Mr. Slope.
(d) Eleanor.

8. In Chapter 6, who preaches at the church in Barchester as part of a challenge?
(a) Mr. Slope.
(b) The Archdeacon.
(c) Dr. Harding.
(d) Mr. Proudie.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who can go to Hiram's Hospital?

2. Why does Madeleine, "the signora", arrive late in Chapter 10?

3. When does "Barchester Towers" begin?

4. In Chapter 29, who comes to see Eleanor to discuss her relationship with Mr. Slope?

5. What makes the Archdeacon feel that Eleanor has disgraced herself?

(see the answer keys)

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