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. What game does Mrs. Thorne want to play at the party?

2. What does Mr. Arabin tell the Archdeacon about Eleanor in Chapter 34?

3. Who does Dr. Harding suggest for the deanery?

4. Who fires Mr. Slope?

5. Who does Eleanor see Mr. Arabin with after leaving the Thornes' party?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

At the end of "Barchester Towers" it appears that all the characters have happy endings. What is significant about the ending of this novel? How does this close the conflict between the conservative and liberal factions of the church? What has been resolved in regards to the church vs. the government? How is it possible for all the characters to have happy endings?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the relationship between the Bishop and his wife. How is power reflected in the couple? How do they impact the other characters and the plot of "Barchester Towers"? What makes their relationship fit in with the themes of power struggle and conflict? Use specific examples from the text to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

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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