Barchester Towers Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the Bishop visit with the Archbishop to discuss the deanery?

2. Where does Miss Thorne invite Mr. Arabin and Eleanor?

3. Who tells Mr. Slope that he did get the position of Dean?

4. Who upstages the signora's entrance at the Thorne's party?

5. What does the deanery pay?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"Barchester Towers" makes reference to Greek and Roman mythology. Examine the use of this as a symbolic device. Why does the author select these myths? How are they used? What do they reflect? Please reference specific myths used in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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"?

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