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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 4, how are Mr. Slope's religious beliefs described?



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



3. In Chapter 17, what does Mrs. Proudie tell Mr. Slope her role is?



4. In Chapter 24, who does the Archdeacon ask for help with the wardenship?



5. What do the men do when Dr. Harding and Eleanor visit the Archdeacon?



Short Essay Questions

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



2. Why does Dr. Harding feel he is a poor candidate for the deanery?



3. What happens in Chapter 15 in regards to Mr. Slope and his role in filling the wardenship of Hiram's Hospital?



4. What factors make Mr. Arabin an agreeable candidate for Eleanor according to Dr. Harding?



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



6. What does the game of quintain mean to the Thornes?



7. How does the wardenship appointment affect Dr. Gwynne?



8. What happens when Mr. Arabin tells Mrs. Grantly about his engagement?



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



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



Essay Topics

How could "Barchester Towers" be considered a romantic comedy? What characters are involved and what are their plot lines? How does this reflect the romantic comedies of our time? What is similar or dissimilar?

The church has a great deal of power and a strict organization of that power. Describe the different levels of church officials and how they relate to each other. What characters try to gain power and how do they do this? Who is successful and why do you think they are? What is the author trying to say about power in the church?

How does Trollope use the Lookalofts to make a social commentary? What is he saying about the people of Barchester? How do other characters' interactions with the Lookalofts add to his commentary? What makes this a significant and useful device?

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