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. Who is Jacob?

2. What kind remark does Gwendolyn make to Daniel before she leaves the Abbey?

3. Who does Daniel tell about the news of his ethnicity?

4. Not counting Daniel, how many children does Daniel's mother now have?

5. Who informs Rex and Anne that Grandcourt has drowned?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sir Hugo confess to Daniel about his reason for keeping Daniel's parentage in secret for so long?

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

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

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

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

6. What does the reader learn about the Arrowpoints during the conversation among Daniel, Grandcourt and Gwendolyn at the Abbey?

7. Why had Daniel's mother marry so quickly?

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

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

10. Why does Daniel think that Hans' love for Mirah will not result in a long-lasting relationship?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast two male characters from "Daniel Deronda".

Essay Topic 2

Gambling makes several appearances in the novel. Analyze at least two scenes in which gambling appears, and discuss 1) what function it serves in the plot; 2) what the reader learns about at least one character involved in the scene; and 3) what message Eliot is trying to convey to the reader by including gambling instead of another activity at that point in the novel.

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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