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 Herr tell Gwendolyn that she cannot count on Catherine as a patron?

2. What does Daniel give Mrs. Meyrick for Mirah?

3. Why is the name, "Ezra", significant in the book?

4. What personal items does Gwendolyn give to her mother so that she can sell them and earn extra money?

5. What item(s) does Grandcourt request from Lydia once he becomes engaged to Gwendolyn?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does the letter that Gwendolyn receives on the night she gambles say?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

The character of Rex is quite complicated. In fact, one could make an argument that he is either a man of action or a man of inaction. Using three specific examples in support from the text, write an essay stating either that Rex is a man of action; or that Rex is a man of inaction.

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