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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Bucket may figures out that Tulkinghorn's murderer is ___________.
2. Vohles assures Richard that ___________.
3. Esther learns that Mr. Woodcourt ___________.
4. Lady Dedlock finally reveals to Esther that ___________.
5. We learn that Jo was removed from Esther's care by ___________.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
Write a well-researched essay on England's "work-houses" for the indigent. You should include how they came to be, what they offered, the conditions present, and whether anything like them exists today. If they were closed, when and why did this take place?
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