Daniel Deronda Test | 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. How do Reverend and Mrs. Gascoigne react to Gwendolyn when they learn of her engagement to Grandcourt?

2. How does Gwendolyn react to Grandcourt's offer to put her jacket on her after the ball?

3. What does Grandcourt tell Gwendolyn upon arriving home after being married?

4. How does Gwendolyn feel about gambling?

5. What club does Gwendolyn join with Reverend Gascoigne?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mrs. Meyrick believe about Mirah when she takes her in?

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

3. Why does Mr. Lush encourage Grandcourt to seek Catherine Arrowpoint's favor?

4. What does Mirah believe about her brother and sister when she runs away from her father?

5. For what reason does Daniel visit Grandcourt after he becomes engaged?

6. How does Gwendolyn react when she receives her pawned necklace supposedly from Daniel?

7. Why does Gwendolyn think that her family will travel abroad after she leaves Grandcourt before he can propose?

8. What does Grandcourt think that he needs to do in order to gain Gwendolyn's forgiveness as he learns that Gwendolyn has left town before he has had the opportunity to propose?

9. Why does Mrs. Davilow think that Gwendolyn must leave home and get a job?

10. What does Anna think that her life will be like when Rex is first mentioned in the novel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The character of Gwendolyn is often described (particularly at the beginning of the novel) as self-centered and spoiled. In contrast, write a well-reasoned paper that discusses 1) how those traits are actually positives in Gwendolyn's character and 2) how those traits would be viewed more as positives if Gwendolyn were a man. Make sure to use specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Gwendolyn has quite a vivid imagination, particularly when it comes to matters of the heart. Write an essay discussing three ways that Gwendolyn's imagination has a significant impact on her life.

Essay Topic 3

Using supporting text from the book, write an essay discussing at least three reasons why Daniel should have married Gwendolyn.

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