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

2. What does Gwendolyn's uncle think of the waltz?

3. Where does Daniel first encounter Mordecai?

4. Who tells Sir Hugo about the engagement between Gwendolyn and Grandcourt?

5. What does Ezra Cohen do for a living?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Gwendolyn react when she receives her pawned necklace supposedly from Daniel?

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

3. Why did Mordecai's mother share a special bonded with his younger sister?

4. Before she confides in him, what does Daniel surmise about Gwendolyn's knowledge of Lydia?

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

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

7. What happens when Rex tries to go hunting with Gwendolyn?

8. Why does Mr. Lush encourage Grandcourt to seek Catherine Arrowpoint's favor?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Throughout the play, some characters are (1) admired but not respected, (2) respected but not admired, and (3) admired and respected. Select one character who in your opinion fits each description, and using supporting text from the book, write an essay stating who admires and/or respects them and why.

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