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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Mr. Slope discuss the position of warden with Dr. Harding?
(a) He wants Dr. Harding to accept the position.
(b) He wants the position himself.
(c) He wants Dr. Harding to reject the position.
(d) He wants Dr. Harding to take his job seriously.

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

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

4. How does Eleanor take part in a discussion about Mr. Slope with Mrs. Grantly?
(a) She mocks him.
(b) She criticizes him.
(c) She questions his intentions.
(d) She defends him.

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

6. Who does Eleanor defend in Chapter 18 when she discusses the wardenship with her father and the Archdeacon?
(a) The signora.
(b) The Bishop.
(c) The Archdeacon.
(d) Mr. Slope.

7. In Chapter 16, what causes a rift in Mr. Slope's relationship with Mrs. Proudie?
(a) Her money.
(b) The plans for the cathedral.
(c) Her friendship with Eleanor.
(d) The wardenship.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the Archdeacon say will happen if Mr. Slope marries Eleanor?

3. How is Mr. Arabin described in terms of his religion?

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

5. Who does Dr. Harding go to in order to discuss the issue of Sunday school?

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