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. What does Ezra Cohen do for a living?

2. What item greatly upsets Gwendolyn at her first dinner at home with her new husband?

3. What information does Lush discover about Gwendolyn's family while Grandcourt remains in Paris?

4. Who tells Sir Hugo about the engagement between Gwendolyn and Grandcourt?

5. How quickly does Grandcourt want to get married to Gwendolyn once she accepts his proposal?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gwendolyn request of Grandcourt during their conversation about getting married?

2. What are the two reasons that Gwendolyn regrets losing her money gambling?

3. What does Lydia Glasher tell Gwendolyn when they first meet?

4. In contrast to what she originally believed, what does Mirah quickly learn about her brother and sister when she runs away from her father?

5. How does Rex react to Gwendolyn's rebuff of his confession of love?

6. How does Lydia react when Grandcourt asks her to return his diamonds?

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

8. How does Mirah Lapidoth introduce herself to Mrs. Meyrick?

9. 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?

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

Compare and contrast two male characters from "Daniel Deronda".

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss at least three reasons why a female author would write under a male pen name and what influence if any, the reasons would have on the reader.

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