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 does Gwendolyn confess to Daniel while they are at the Abbey?

2. What does Daniel think about Gwendolyn's dependence on him after Grandcourt dies?

3. Who is Jacob?

4. How many of Mordecai's siblings died when they were younger?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Grandcourt tell Gwendolyn about finances?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How do the Cohens react when Daniel and Mordecai tell them that Mordecai will be leaving them to go live with his long-lost sister?

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

Write an essay discussing the role that Herr Klesmer plays in the novel, as well as a minimum of two ways that Eliot uses his characters to fulfill that role.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Select a character from the list below. Then examine three major choices that the character made in the play, and what those choices reveal to the reader about that him or her.

1) Gwendolyn

2) Daniel

3) Rex

4) Grandcourt

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