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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Staying at Boythorn's country house, Esther ___________.
2. Vohles assures Richard that ___________.
3. We learn that Jo was removed from Esther's care by ___________.
4. Esther happily receives a proposal of marriage from ___________.
5. It turns out that the deceased Mr. Krook is ___________.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
The issue of suicide is raised several times in Bleak House. Dickens makes it seem almost a common topic of discussion, if not a common occurrence. Try to find some research that sheds light on the suicide rate in England during the 1800s, and see if you can draw any parallels with the economic condition of the country at that time.
Essay Topic 3
London's Court of Chancery actually existed at one time. Write a well-researched essay about the Chancery, its structure, its intended purpose and its eventual demise. Can you compare the institution to any that are in existence today?
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