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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Esther is afraid that Miss Barbary rejected Boythorn because ___________.
2. Esther's illness has resulted in ___________.
3. Miss Flite makes Richard her executor because of his ___________.
4. Mrs. Snagsby continues to insist that ___________.
5. Bucket may figures out that Tulkinghorn's murderer is ___________.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A "beadle" was something of a cross between a police officer and church official. Research the role of beadles in England in the 1800s. How did society view them at that time? It is helpful to re-read Chapter 11 of Bleak House about the beadle's arrival at Krook House at the time of Nemo's death.
Essay Topic 2
Jarndyce v. Jarndyce comes to an end, just as Esther's adult life begins to take form. In its wake, the lawsuit has swept away many people, and the plot of the story has been cleaned up and tied up. What is Dickens trying to say, with Esther now being a happy woman, the misunderstandings smoothed out, Miss Flite's birds being free, and other semi-happy endings offered in Bleak House?
Essay Topic 3
Apparently, during Dickens' lifetime, women were still not considered equal to men. Using Bleak House as your basis of research, explore the status of women in the 1800s in England. What clues does this story provide (perhaps unintentionally) about how women were seen and treated?
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