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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. Which of the following words best describes Mr. and Mrs. Harkness' state of mind?

2. Whose opinion does Mrs. Richards say she is now worried about?

3. What did Nancy Hewitt have a spoonful of in her veins?

4. How did Mr. Richards help the Reverend?

5. What do people keep handing the Reverend?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does a stranger try to get the 18 principals to bid for the sack?

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

3. Why do the Richardses become paranoid about church sermons?

4. What kindness does Mr. Richards decide he must have performed for Goodson?

5. How does the stranger say he can make the coins worth their face value in gold?

6. How does Edward prove himself not as honest as what he would have his wife to believe?

7. What does the stranger say should happen if no one claims the money?

8. How does the author describe the town hall on the day of the inquiry?

9. Why did the stranger have to wait before implementing his plan?

10. Why did the stranger fashion his scheme around a person that the townsfolk did not like?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare Mr. Richards' character to the person he was at the beginning to the person he is at the end of the book.

1) What did Mr. Richards hope to achieve at the beginning of the book?

2) What events change Mr. Richards' ideas about life?

3) How has Mr. Richards' character changed by the end of the novel?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG is a novella. What are the differences between a novella and a novel in terms of the following:




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