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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 activities did Mr. and Mrs. Richards used to do in the evening?

2. What did the residents of Hadleyburg teach their babies in the cradle?

3. Where should the candidates appear at 8:00 in the evening on Friday?

4. Which of the following words best describes Pinkerton?

5. How does Mr. Richards say he feels about helping the Reverend?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does a man say is the difference between Wilson's and Billson's notes?

4. What happens in the morning?

5. How does Mrs. Richards react when she realizes what is in the sack?

6. What does Halliday notice about the town's citizens after they have received the letters?

7. What rumor does Burgess have to deny?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine the book's reception in three different countries including the country the book was written. How do their opinions about the books differ? Was the book more influential in one country than another? If so, why?

Essay Topic 2

Mark Twain writes the book in the third person. Why do you think the author chose to write the story in the third person? How do you think the meaning of the story would change if the author wrote it in the first person?

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following and examine it what expresses about the early 20th century society:

1) Vanity.

2) Class system.

3) Treatment of outsiders.

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