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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. Whom does Bathsheba admire while at the corn market in Chapter 12?
(a) Mr. Boldwood.
(b) Sergeant Troy.
(c) William Smallbury.
(d) Sam Samson.

2. What does Bathsheba assist Gabriel in doing when she goes to ask him for advice in Chapter 20?
(a) Sharpening his shears.
(b) Bathing the sheep.
(c) Birthing a lamb.
(d) Milking the dairy cow.

3. Why does Bathsheba fire Gabriel in Chapter 20?
(a) For lighting the barn on fire.
(b) For criticizing her conduct.
(c) For killing a sheep.
(d) For arriving at work drunk.

4. When does Sergeant Troy tell Bathsheba he will be sent back "to the miserable monotony of drill" in Chapter 26?
(a) In a week.
(b) In three days.
(c) In a fortnight.
(d) In a month.

5. What color is the seal on the envelope with the Valentine from Bathsheba?
(a) Blue.
(b) Green.
(c) Pink.
(d) Red.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Gabriel's older dog in Chapter 5?

2. What does Gabriel Oak always carry about him, according to the narrator in Chapter 1?

3. What gift does Sergeant Troy attempt to give to Bathsheba when he woos her in Chapter 26?

4. What is the name of Bathsheba's aunt that she lives with in Chapter 4?

5. From whom does Gabriel receive a letter in Chapter 15?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Bathsheba fire Gabriel Oak from his position on the farm in Chapter 20?

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

3. What leads to the conflict between Bathsheba and Gabriel in Chapter 29?

4. Who comes to inquire about word of Fanny Robin at the Everdene Farm in Chapter 9? What is related of this character?

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

6. Why does Bathsheba send a Valentine’s Day card to Mr. Boldwood in Chapter 13? What does the card say?

7. What incident prevents the wedding of Fanny and Troy in Chapter 16?

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

9. What promise does Sergeant Troy elicit from Bathsheba in Chapter 27? How?

10. What is Gabriel Oak’s social station and class when his character is first introduced? What is Gabriel’s occupation?

(see the answer keys)

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