Barchester Towers Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Mr. Slope a tutor?

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

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

4. What is Eleanor doing when Mr. Slope comes to visit her in Chapter 16?

5. Why does Mrs. Quiverful visit Mrs. Proudie?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 2, what does the bill Parliament passes mean to Hiram's Hospital?

2. What happens to Mr. Slope and Mrs. Proudie's relationship after discussing the wardenship in Chapter 26?

3. How does Miss Thorne show that she is behind the times while having lunch with Mr. Arabin, the Archdeacon, and Eleanor?

4. How does Mr. Slope run his church?

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

6. How are the Thornes contrasted with the clergy of Barchester?

7. When the Proudies announce they are having a party in Chapter 10, what are some of the concerns their guests feel?

8. In Chapter 24, what happens between Mr. Slope and Mr. Quiverful in regards to the wardenship?

9. How do Dr. Harding and Eleanor respond to each other when they discuss Sunday school in Chapter 13?

10. What do the Proudies, Mr. Slope, and the Archdeacon debate during their meeting in Chapter 5?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"Barchester Towers" is centered on the conflict of traditional vs. progressive religion. Summarize each side and the characters that support it. How is each side depicted in this novel, how do they clash, and what is the resolution?

Essay Topic 2

What is the relationship between the church and the government in "Barchester Towers"? Who has more power at what times? How is their power intertwined? What does Trollope say about the relationship between the church and the government in "Barchester Towers"?

Essay Topic 3

Compare the upper classes of Barchester to the lower classes. What represents the divide? How does each respond to the conflicts happening in the church? What happens at the Thornes' party? How does this novel feel about the class divide?

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