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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 is planning on moving again.
(d) That he has been seeing two women.

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

3. What is revealed about Mr. Slope and the wardenship of Hiram's Hospital in Chapter 14?
(a) That he convinced Dr. Harding to turn down the wardenship.
(b) That he is working to eliminate the position of warden.
(c) That he wants the position of warden himself.
(d) That he secretly raised the salary of the warden.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When does "Barchester Towers" begin?

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

3. What makes the Archdeacon feel that Eleanor has disgraced herself?

4. Why does Mr. Slope feel he will have power in Barchester?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 16, what role does Mrs. Proudie play in filling the wardenship?

2. What happens to Mr. Slope in London after being fired in Barchester?

3. What does the Archdeacon tell Eleanor about her relationship with Mr. Slope?

4. What does Dr. Harding learn about the wardenship of Hiram's Hospital in Chapter 14, and how does he respond?

5. Why does Mr. Arabin talk to the signora at the Thorne's party?

6. What surprises Eleanor about Mr. Arabin when they talk in Chapter 21?

7. How does Eleanor's family react to the letter from Mr. Slope?

8. How does Mrs. Proudie try to humiliate Mr. Slope in Chapter 51?

9. How does Eleanor describe her love for Mr. Arabin in Chapter 49?

10. When the Archdeacon runs into Mrs. Quiverful in Chapter 50, what does he say to her?

(see the answer keys)

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