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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the beautiful girl take out from a package on her wagon to gaze at in Chapter 1?
(a) A pocket-watch.
(b) A mirror.
(c) A book.
(d) A puppy.

2. What is the title of Chapter 7?
(a) "Adventures by the Shore."
(b) "Hot Cheeks and Tearful Eyes."
(c) "A Girl on Horseback - Conversation."
(d) "Recognition - A Timid Girl."

3. What Ancient Greek physician does the author allude to in Chapter 29?
(a) Pythagoras.
(b) Aristophanes.
(c) Aristotle.
(d) Hippocrates.

4. How old does Mr. Boldwood say he is when he proposes marriage to Bathsheba in Chapter 19?
(a) 39.
(b) 38.
(c) 43.
(d) 41.

5. For how long does Troy expect to be away visiting friends in Chapter 30?
(a) 2 days.
(b) 2 weeks.
(c) 1 week.
(d) 10 days.

Short Answer Questions

1. On what date does Chapter 13 begin?

2. 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?

3. What color is the seal on the envelope with the Valentine from Bathsheba?

4. How much money does Bathsheba give to Joseph Poorgrass in addition to his pay as a gift when she begins managing the farm in Chapter 10?

5. For what reason does Bathsheba come to Gabriel's farm each day in Chapters 3 and 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is Fanny Robin when her character appears in Chapter 11? What is she doing?

2. To whom does Bathsheba write a letter in Chapter 30? What is revealed in the letter?

3. What activity is Bathsheba involved in when Mr. Boldwood first comes to court her in Chapter 19? Where do they speak?

4. Where does Bathsheba first meet Sergeant Troy in Chapter 24? What are her impressions of him?

5. How does Bathsheba respond to Mr. Boldwood’s marriage proposal in Chapter 19?

6. Where does Bathsheba encounter Sergeant Troy in Chapter 26? How is the meeting described?

7. What tragedy befalls the Everdene Farm in Chapter 21?

8. What reaction does Mr. Boldwood have to the Valentine’s Day card he’s received in Chapter 14?

9. How does Bathsheba respond when Gabriel Oak proposes to her in Chapter 4?

10. What leads Mr. Boldwood to follow Gabriel Oak in Chapter 14?

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