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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the conclusion of Chapter 24, the narrator says, "It was a fatal omission of Boldwood's that he had never once told [Bathsheba]" what?
(a) "She was beautiful."
(b) "He wanted to marry her."
(c) "He loved her."
(d) "He was married."

2. Whom does Bathsheba send away to the lower mead so that she can speak to Gabriel alone in Chapter 20?
(a) Sam Samson.
(b) William Smallbury.
(c) Joseph Poorgrass.
(d) Cainy Ball.

3. The narrator states in Chapter 22, "In comparison with cities, Weatherbury was" what?
(a) "Immutable."
(b) "Vivid."
(c) "Cacophonous."
(d) "Tranquil."

4. Whom does Fanny say she's to marry in Chapter 11?
(a) Joseph Poorgrass.
(b) Sergeant Troy.
(c) Sam Samson.
(d) Mr. Boldwood.

5. What have the sheep broken the fence and gotten into in the beginning of Chapter 21?
(a) A field of clover.
(b) A field of onions.
(c) A copper mine.
(d) A field of poppies.

6. What is the name of the church that Sergeant Troy arrives at to marry Fanny in Chapter 16?
(a) All Souls' Church.
(b) All Saints' Church.
(c) St. Paul's Church.
(d) St. Mary's Church.

7. The narrator says in Chapter 25, "Idiosyncrasy and vicissitude had combined to stamp Sergeant Troy as" what?
(a) "A redeemer of women."
(b) "A jester of the court."
(c) "A swine among men."
(d) "An exceptional being."

8. Where does the old maltster say he was married in Chapter 8?
(a) Norcombe Church.
(b) All Saints' Church.
(c) All Souls' Church.
(d) St. Mary's Church.

9. In what country is Far from the Madding World set?
(a) The United States.
(b) France.
(c) England.
(d) Germany.

10. Whom does Mr. Boldwood come to inquire about at Bathsheba's home in Chapter 9?
(a) Fanny Robin.
(b) Gabriel Oak.
(c) Henery Fray.
(d) Joseph Poorgrass.

11. Where is Gabriel staying when Bathsheba sends for him to save her sheep in Chapter 21?
(a) Mrs. Beale's Boarding House.
(b) The King's Inn.
(c) Nest Cottage.
(d) Warren's Inn.

12. What words are imprinted on the seal of the Valentine that Bathsheba sends to Mr. Boldwood in Chapter 13?
(a) "Kiss me."
(b) "I love you."
(c) "Marry me."
(d) "I'm yours."

13. For whom does Bathsheba tell Liddy she bought a Valentine in Chapter 13?
(a) Sergeant Troy.
(b) Gabriel Oak.
(c) Teddy Coggan.
(d) Sam Samson.

14. From what Shakespearean play is the line "Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing" that is cited in Chapter 4?
(a) Othello.
(b) Romeo and Juliet.
(c) Macbeth.
(d) Hamlet.

15. What setting is described in the title of Chapter 24?
(a) "The Fir Plantation."
(b) "The Woods Before York."
(c) "Outside the Village of Casterbridge."
(d) "Amidst the Ferns and Oaks."

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Gabriel's junior shepherd in Weatherbury?

2. To whom does Bathsheba write a letter in Chapter 30?

3. How old does Mr. Boldwood say he is when he proposes marriage to Bathsheba in Chapter 19?

4. What, according to the narrator in Chapter 18, "are to a farm what a fireplace is to a room"?

5. What does Bathsheba assist Gabriel in doing when she goes to ask him for advice in Chapter 20?

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