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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. During the debate over Sabbath schools in Chapter 5, what does the Archdeacon think of Mrs. Proudie's opinion?
(a) He thinks she is correct.
(b) He thinks she is misguided.
(c) He thinks she is ignorant.
(d) He thinks she shouldn't have one.

2. 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.

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

4. What do Mr. Stanhope and Charlotte discover about Bertie when they go through paperwork in Chapter 19?
(a) That he has come into money.
(b) That he has accumulated debt.
(c) That he has been seeing two women.
(d) That he is planning on moving again.

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

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

7. Who agrees with Mr. Slope's opinions of the warden position in Chapter 12?
(a) Dr. Harding.
(b) No one.
(c) Mrs. Proudie.
(d) Dr. Proudie.

8. How many people live in the Thorne household?
(a) Five.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) One.

9. What angers Mrs. Proudie at the party in Chapter 11?
(a) Her couch is stained.
(b) Her dress gets torn.
(c) Mr. Proudie ignores her.
(d) She spills her drink.

10. How is Mr. Arabin described in terms of his religion?
(a) A well-established author.
(b) A fierce debater.
(c) A quiet preacher.
(d) A rising star.

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

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

13. In Chapter 1, who dies?
(a) Dr. Harding.
(b) Dr. Proudie.
(c) Dr. Grantly, Sr.
(d) The Archdeacon.

14. When it comes to the wardenship, who does the Bishop agree with at the end of Chapter 26?
(a) The Archdeacon.
(b) Mrs. Quiverful.
(c) Mrs. Proudie.
(d) Mr. Slope.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When does "Barchester Towers" begin?

2. In Chapter 7, what do the townspeople of Barchester think about Mr. Slope?

3. In Chapter 26, who meets to discuss the wardenship?

4. How does Mrs. Proudie feel after her visit with Mrs. Quiverful in Chapter 25?

5. What do the Proudies do when they return from London in Chapter 10?

(see the answer keys)

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