Mary Barton 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 obstacle must Will's ship overcome before sailing out to sea?

2. Where do the police find the murder weapon?

3. Why would the boat that Mary rode NOT return to the same pier?

4. Instead of money, what does Mary offer two sailors as pay?

5. After Mary's boat has reached the John Cropper, how does Will say he will return to shore?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mary offer the sailors in order to hire a boat?

2. What evidence is there against Jem in the Carson murder case?

3. Why does Margaret tell her grandfather that Mary should be the one to search for Will?

4. What is Mary's first thought when she sees her father after returning from Liverpool?

5. How is Harry Carson murdered and where is the murder weapon found?

6. Where does Mary look for Will when she reaches Liverpool?

7. What lie does Job tell Jane Wilson in Chapter 30?

8. What does Esther find at the scene of the Carson murder?

9. How does Mary realize that her father is the true murderer?

10. Why does Mary want the doctor to declare Jane too sick to travel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Love and romance are used to balance with the serious tone of the workers' struggle with the mill owners. Discuss the romance of Mary and Jem and its purpose in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the setting of the novel. How does the setting affect the narrative? How would the story have been different if it were set in a different time? Place?

Essay Topic 3

Forgiveness is a recurring motif in the novel. What examples of forgiveness can be found, and what compels the characters to forgive others?

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