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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Mrs. Quiverful visit Mrs. Proudie?
(a) To share some gossip.
(b) To get a recipe.
(c) To plot against Mr. Slope.
(d) To discuss the wardenship.

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

3. What does the signora say that Mr. Slope must do to prove his love?
(a) Give up his ambitions.
(b) Tell Eleanor about her.
(c) Give the wardenship to Mr. Quiverful.
(d) Challenge the Bishop for his title.

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

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

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

7. What is Eleanor doing when Mr. Slope comes to visit her in Chapter 16?
(a) Getting dressed.
(b) Making lunch.
(c) Talking to her father.
(d) Playing with her son.

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

9. What is the Archdeacon's home known as?
(a) Plumstead.
(b) Barchester.
(c) Haverfore.
(d) Plumesford.

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

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

12. How does Mr. Arabin respond when he hears that Eleanor might marry Mr. Slope?
(a) He visits Mr. Slope.
(b) He writes Eleanor.
(c) He writes the Bishop.
(d) He visits Eleanor.

13. In Chapter 2, what makes Dr. Harding scandalous?
(a) People thought he made too much money.
(b) People worried he had a girlfriend.
(c) People thought he had killed a man.
(d) People thought he had been lying.

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Dr. Harding feel about Mr. Slope's romantic interest in Eleanor?

2. During the debate over Sabbath schools in Chapter 5, what does the Archdeacon think of Mrs. Proudie's opinion?

3. How are the Thornes involved in the current political situation of Chapter 22?

4. Who does the Archdeacon want as warden of Hiram's Hospital?

5. At the party in Chapter 11, what do Bertie and the Bishop discuss?

(see the answer keys)

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