Daniel Deronda Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who is Anna?

2. Why does Daniel pawn a ring with Ezra Cohen?

3. What does Daniel think upon seeing Gwendolyn for the first time?

4. What does Gwendolyn request after speaking to Lydia Glasher for the first time?

5. What does Herr Klesmer do for a living?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the main reason behind Lydia's desire to marry Grandcourt?

2. What does Daniel's mother tell him about the family chest?

3. How does Gwendolyn feel about Grandcourt after the ball?

4. Why did Mordecai's mother share a special bonded with his younger sister?

5. What does Mirah come to realize about her father as she gets older?

6. What is Daniel's relation to Sir Hugo Mallinger?

7. What does Daniel tell Sir Hugo about Grandcourt's reaction to the proposed settlement?

8. What important financial news does Grandcourt make Lush tell Gwendolyn?

9. How do the Cohens react when Daniel and Mordecai tell them that Mordecai will be leaving them to go live with his long-lost sister?

10. Where does Mordecai take Daniel before he tells him his life story?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Gambling makes several appearances in the novel. Analyze at least two scenes in which gambling appears, and discuss 1) what function it serves in the plot; 2) what the reader learns about at least one character involved in the scene; and 3) what message Eliot is trying to convey to the reader by including gambling instead of another activity at that point in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Gwendolyn has a pattern of convincing herself out of responsibility for certain actions, as well from choices she makes that have negative or harsh consequences. Given that pattern of hers, discuss why Gwendolyn is actually completely at fault for Grandcourt's death, using the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay discussing the role that Herr Klesmer plays in the novel, as well as a minimum of two ways that Eliot uses his characters to fulfill that role.

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