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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the Man From Shrophsire's basic problem?
(a) His anger over his parents.
(b) His brother's good fortune.
(c) Prisoner's remorse.
(d) His rage against the system.

2. The Dedlocks entertain and support several ___________.
(a) Disabled people.
(b) Orphans.
(c) Poor cousins.
(d) Homeless people.

3. A lawsuit involving Mr. Boythorn concerns ___________.
(a) Defamation.
(b) Trespassing.
(c) Money laundering.
(d) Drunkenness.

4. Esther is now being relentlessly pursued by ___________.
(a) Mr. Badger.
(b) Mr. Kenge.
(c) Mr. Guppy.
(d) Richard.

5. Mr. Smallweed is seeking a sample of ___________.
(a) Miss Flite's penmanship.
(b) Captain Hawdon's handwriting.
(c) Mr. Gridley's writing.
(d) Mr. Tulkinghorn's writing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mr. Skimpole's landlord has taken away Skimpole's ___________.

2. A developing theme implies that ___________.

3. What is the only thing the Jarndyce suit hasn't ruined, according to Gridley?

4. Regarding his career, Richard seems ___________.

5. Mr. Bucket is, by trade, ___________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the reader's impression of detective Bucket? How does Dickens accomplish his portrayal of Bucket?

2. Charity and philanthropy seem to be addressed frequently in the story. Mrs. Pardiggle and Mrs. Jellyby have something in common in their efforts to help others. What is it?

3. What foreshadows a relationship between Woodcourt and Esther in this chapter?

4. Richard Carstone has a strange way of seeing money. How does Esther illustrate his propensity to rationalize his spending?

5. Poor Guster, the Snagsbys' maid, is given to seizures. Why does Guster fit in so well with the Snagsbys?

6. Discuss Krook's Rag and Bottle Shop? Is he a good businessman? Is there anything symbolic about the shop?

7. Why does Mr. Guppy so easily agree that his marriage proposal to Esther is now moot?

8. Discuss Mr. Guppy's pursuit of Esther as he follows her around the city. How would this be viewed today?

9. Who is Mr. Vholes in this story? What is his role in Richard's life?

10. Explain Vholes' philosophy about the English legal system? Is it moral?

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