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. Why does Daniel find his mission of pawning a ring to Ezra unsatisfactory?

2. What does Daniel do upon seeing Gwendolyn for the first time that bothers her so much?

3. From whom does Grandcourt learn where Gwendolyn has actually traveled?

4. Where do Gwendolyn and Grandcourt go once they are married?

5. Why does Lush advise against Grandcourt proposing to Gwendolyn after Grandcourt arrives in Offendene from Paris?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the letter that Lydia includes in the package with the diamonds that she sends to Gwendolyn say?

2. How does Hans Meyrick's family feel about Daniel?

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

4. What does Daniel tell his uncle right after he finds the girl at the river?

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

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

7. Why is Mr. Lush against the idea of marriage between Gwendolyn and Grandcourt?

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

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

10. What happens when Rex tries to go hunting with Gwendolyn?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Throughout the play, some characters are (1) admired but not respected, (2) respected but not admired, and (3) admired and respected. Select one character who in your opinion fits each description, and using supporting text from the book, write an essay stating who admires and/or respects them and why.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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