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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who becomes warden of Hiram's Hospital?
(a) Mr. Stanhope.
(b) Mr. Quiverful.
(c) Mr. Slope.
(d) Dr. Harding.

2. What does Eleanor do in the morning at the end of Chapter 29?
(a) Reads the newspaper.
(b) Writes a letter to Mr. Slope.
(c) Finds a job.
(d) Packs her bags.

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

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

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

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

7. How many children do the Stanhopes have?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) One.
(d) Four.

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

9. What does the Archdeacon say will happen if Mr. Slope marries Eleanor?
(a) Mr. Slope will have to get a new job.
(b) They will have to move far away.
(c) Mr. Slope will never be welcome in the family.
(d) Mr. Slope will have to find the hidden money.

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

11. Who is first in the Harding family to learn that Dr. Harding has the wardenship?
(a) Charlotte.
(b) Mrs. Harding.
(c) Dr. Harding.
(d) Eleanor.

12. How does Mr. Arabin feel when he stays with the Archdeacon?
(a) Confident and powerful.
(b) Intelligent and lucky.
(c) Alone and isolated.
(d) Worried and upset.

13. Who does Mr. Slope visit in Chapter 8?
(a) The Proudies.
(b) Dr. Harding's daughters.
(c) The Archdeacon.
(d) No one.

14. Who enjoys meeting the signora?
(a) Mr. Proudie.
(b) Mrs. Proudie.
(c) Mr. Slope.
(d) Bertie.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Archdeacon's home known as?

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

3. What does Mr. Slope learn about Eleanor when he is visiting Mr. Quiverful?

4. What is revealed about Mr. Slope and the wardenship of Hiram's Hospital in Chapter 14?

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

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