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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. Who does Mrs. Davilow think is likely to be Daniels' father?

2. Why does Gwendolyn say that she cannot dance with Grandcourt at the ball?

3. What is the reason that Mrs. Davilow tells Gwendolyn that they are not going to be traveling or moving abroad?

4. What will Mrs. Davilow's younger girls be doing to earn money for the family?

5. How does Gwendolyn first feel about the idea of a proposal that is expected to come from Grandcourt?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What kind of wedding ceremony do Daniel and Mirah have?

3. How did Daniel's mother come to find out about him as an adult?

4. What does Daniel's mother tell him about her heritage?

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

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

7. What does Gwendolyn tell Sir Hugo about what Grandcourt has left her?

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

9. What does Grandcourt suspect about the package of diamonds that Gwendolyn has received?

10. What does Daniel tell his mother when he first sees her?

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

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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