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 Grandcourt expect Daniel to be jealous?

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

3. Which of the following is the only dance that Gwendolyn says that she will dance at the ball soon after she meets Grandcourt?

4. What does Rex tell Anna that he is going to do after he is rebuffed by her?

5. How does Gwendolyn feel about gambling?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is Anna a little disappointed to hear of Gwendolyn's engagement?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How does Mrs. Davilow respond to Gwendolyn's question about illegitimate children?

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

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

Compare and contrast the parenting styles of Gwendolyn's mother with those of Daniel's mother. Make sure to use specific examples from the text to support your essay.

Essay Topic 3

Using supporting text from the book, write an essay discussing whether Gwendolyn should have married Grandcourt.

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