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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the Proudies do when they return from London in Chapter 10?
(a) Invite the Stanhopes over.
(b) Throw a party.
(c) Confront the church officials.
(d) Move to a new house.

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

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

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

5. In Chapter 27, why can't Mr. Slope arrange a meeting with Dr. Harding?
(a) He has work in London.
(b) He denies Mr. Slope's invitation.
(c) He is away at Plumstead.
(d) He never gets the invitation.

6. In Chapter 6, what does the Archdeacon feel the church of Barchester needs?
(a) Money.
(b) Passion.
(c) Quiet.
(d) A new congregation.

7. Who does the Archdeacon want as warden of Hiram's Hospital?
(a) Mrs. Proudie.
(b) Himself.
(c) Mr. Slope.
(d) Dr. Harding.

8. Where does the Proudie family prefer to live?
(a) Barchester.
(b) London.
(c) America.
(d) Berkshire.

9. How old is Mr. Arabin?
(a) Fifty.
(b) Forty.
(c) Sixty.
(d) Thirty.

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

11. How are the Thornes involved in the current political situation of Chapter 22?
(a) They are trying out Communism.
(b) They are very behind the times.
(c) They side with Parliament.
(d) They side with the Church of England.

12. How does Mrs. Quiverful get to the Proudie's?
(a) She steals a car.
(b) She hitches a ride.
(c) She takes a horse.
(d) She walks.

13. How are the Thornes tied to Mr. Arabin?
(a) They are distant cousins.
(b) They used to know him years ago.
(c) They own the property where his church is.
(d) They are going to give him a place to stay.

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

15. Where do the Proudies go after Mr. Slope's sermon?
(a) Barchester.
(b) London.
(c) Paris.
(d) Home.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the Bishop confronts Mrs. Proudie about the position of warden, what happens?

2. Who does Mr. Arabin meet at a party at the Stanhope's in Chapter 24?

3. Who does Mr. Slope visit in Chapter 8?

4. In Chapter 15, what does Charlotte try to convince Bertie to do?

5. Where is Mr. Slope a tutor?

(see the answer keys)

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