Barchester Towers Test | Final 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. Who writes Eleanor a letter in Chapter 44?

2. Who ends up whispering the name of Mr. Arabin to a "distinguished person" in regards to the deanery?

3. At the Thorne's party, what does Mr. Slope do when Eleanor tries to be alone?

4. How does Miss Thorne feel about her matchmaking plan?

5. Who goes against the Thorne's wishes at their party?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Bertie do instead of proposing marriage to Eleanor?

2. Why does Charlotte suggest Bertie as a good person to defend Eleanor's honor?

3. What role does Dr. Harding play in helping Mr. Arabin become Dean?

4. What does Eleanor tell her father after the Thorne's party?

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

6. How do the Lookalofts go against the wishes of the Thornes at their party?

7. Why does Miss Thorne feel Eleanor would be a good wife for Mr. Arabin?

8. In Chapter 45, why do Bertie and his father argue and what is the result?

9. How does Eleanor respond when Mr. Slope follows her at the Thorne's party?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The characters of "Barchester Towers" love to spread rumors. Discuss three rumors that were featured in this novel. Summarize the rumor and reflect on the affect the rumor had on the characters and plot development. What does the author seem to be saying about rumors?

Essay Topic 2

Eleanor is used by several characters. Who tries to use Eleanor to meet their own ends? How do they do this and what are the results? What does Eleanor represent in the novel? Why is it significant that no one successfully uses Eleanor for their own gain? What is Eleanor's purpose in "Barchester Towers"?

Essay Topic 3

The characters in this novel often traveled between London and Barchester. Who resides in which city? What takes place in each city? What does each city represent? Compare and contrast the cities and explain their roles in the development of the characters, plot, and conflict between liberal and conservative factions of the church.

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