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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do the Hadleyburg residents claim their town is destined to live in forever under the word incorruptible?

2. Which of the following does Mrs. Richards use to describe the mentality of the town?

3. Why does Mr. Richards say he published the letter?

4. Who does Mrs. Richards say her husband is free of?

5. What does Jack Halliday say Mrs. Wilcox's cat has had?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Hadleyburg's reputation?

2. Why does Mr. Richards say Burgess is friendly to them?

3. What do the Richardses think about during the night?

4. What does the stranger say should happen if his plan is successful?

5. Why can the boy not stop the mail?

6. Why do the Richardses summon Burgess to their house?

7. Why does Mr. Richards say Burgess is not as mean-spirited as the town thinks?

8. What happens in the morning?

9. How does Burgess try to settle the dispute between Wilson and Burgess?

10. Why does Mr. Richards not want to accept checks?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare the town of Hadleyburg before the the stranger arrived with the money to the town of Hadleyburg after Mr. and Mrs. Richards' pass away. How did the stranger affect the following areas of Hadleyburg life:

1) The public's trust of their superiors.

2) The town's identity.

3) The town's attitude to outsiders.

Essay Topic 2

Examine the novel's dialogue. How does the author's dialogue contribute to the following areas:

Character

Setting

Plot

Essay Topic 3

Examine the novel's chronological setting.

What were the main concerns during the 1900s? How does the author express these concerns?

How would the author change the novel if it was set in today's society?

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