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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. Where is Grandcourt first sent away to school?

2. What does Grandcourt assure Lydia of after he tells her that he has become engaged to Gwendolyn?

3. What does Grandcourt tell Gwendolyn upon arriving home after being married?

4. What does Herr Klesmer do for a living?

5. Who arranges housing for Gwendolyn and her family upon her return from her gambling trip?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Mordecai take Daniel before he tells him his life story?

2. What advice does Daniel give Gwendolyn when she asks what to do if someone has wronged someone else?

3. What is Anna like in comparison to Gwendolyn once they reach their mid-twenties?

4. How does Rex react to the news that Gwendolyn's husband has drowned?

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

6. How does Gwendolyn react to Grandcourt being upset about how she conducts herself around Daniel?

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

8. 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?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Using supporting text from the book, write an essay discussing at least three reasons why Daniel should have married Gwendolyn.

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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