Daniel Deronda Test | Final 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 additional advice does Gwendolyn seek from Daniel during her stay at the Abbey?

2. How does Daniel learn about Lydia?

3. What valuable family item does Mirah's father steal from Daniel?

4. Where do Grandcourt and Gwendolyn go yachting?

5. Why does Mirah dress in her poorest dress as she prepares to meet her brother?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Daniel's mother misrepresent Daniel's identity to her servants?

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

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

5. Why does Gwendolyn keep up public appearances that her marriage is a happy one?

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

7. What important financial news does Grandcourt make Lush tell Gwendolyn?

8. What does Daniel's mother tell him about the family chest?

9. What does Mordecai predict will happen after Mirah first gives her father money?

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

Essay Topics

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

Compare and contrast the parenting styles of Gwendolyn's mother with those of Daniel's mother. Make sure to use specific examples from the text to support your essay.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss at least three reasons why a female author would write under a male pen name and what influence if any, the reasons would have on the reader.

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