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 is the dance that Gwendolyn states that she will not dance at the ball soon after she meets Grandcourt?

2. Who does the reader learn raised Grandcourt like a son?

3. Why does Gwendolyn end up dancing with Grandcourt at the ball?

4. What does Gwendolyn tell Grandcourt right after she meets Lydia Glasher?

5. What do the Arrowpoints hope that Grandcourt will do when he arrives in town?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Gwendolyn react when she enters her family's new rented house in Offendene?

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

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

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. 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?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast at least three instances in which Gwendolyn faces inner turmoil but projects a calm, outward demeanor; and at least one literary device that Eliot uses to convey Gwendolyn's tension to the reader through each example.

Essay Topic 2

Using specific text throughout your essay, compare and contrast the characters of Anna and Gwendolyn.

Essay Topic 3

Using supporting text from the book, write a well-reasoned essay discussing whether the character of Gwendolyn is capable of loving anyone.

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