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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 do Catherine's parents threaten to do if she marries Herr Klesmer?
2. How does Gwendolyn feel about gambling?
3. With whom has Gwendolyn come to the city to gamble?
4. Who does Mrs. Davilow think is likely to be Daniels' father?
5. What does Gwendolyn tell Grandcourt right after she meets Lydia Glasher?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Mr. Lush against the idea of marriage between Gwendolyn and Grandcourt?
2. How does Gwendolyn react when she receives her pawned necklace supposedly from Daniel?
3. Why does Gwendolyn react coldly when Grandcourt tells her that he is going out of town shortly after their engagement?
4. What does Gwendolyn request of Grandcourt during their conversation about getting married?
5. What does Mirah come to realize about her father as she gets older?
6. How does Gwendolyn react when she enters her family's new rented house in Offendene?
7. How does Mrs. Davilow respond to Gwendolyn's question about illegitimate children?
8. How does Rex react to Gwendolyn's rebuff of his confession of love?
9. What is the main reason behind Lydia's desire to marry Grandcourt?
10. What does Lydia Glasher tell Gwendolyn when they first meet?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The character of Gwendolyn is often described (particularly at the beginning of the novel) as self-centered and spoiled. In contrast, write a well-reasoned paper that discusses 1) how those traits are actually positives in Gwendolyn's character and 2) how those traits would be viewed more as positives if Gwendolyn were a man. Make sure to use specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Gwendolyn comments that she does not want to continue tutoring her younger sister because she is ignorant. Write a well-reasoned essay that discusses 1) which character from the text is the most ignorant; 2) what evidence from the text supports your choice; and 3) two literary devices that Eliot uses to convey that character's ignorance to the reader.
Essay Topic 3
The character of Fanny has a complicated role in the novel. Using three specific examples of her actions, write an essay discussing why she is a respectable person; or why she is not a respectable person.
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