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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 are Michael's first words when he sees Susan after so many years?
(a) "I'm sorry."
(b) "I looked for you."
(c) "I don't drink."
(d) "I love you."
2. In chapter 19, what act blatantly shows Michael's disrespect for Susan's request?
(a) He marries the Jersey woman immediately after her death.
(b) He tells Farfrae and Elizabeth to discontinue their courtship.
(c) He opens Susan's deathbed letter early.
(d) He does not help Elizabeth receive an education.
3. What consequence occurs when Henchard makes a bad corn deal?
(a) The farmers threaten Henchard if they don't get their pay.
(b) Henchard is evicted from his home.
(c) The bank takes possession of his belongings.
(d) The only person to loan Henchard money is Farfrae.
4. Susan writes a letter to Michael when on her deathbed. What does she request of him concerning this letter?
(a) That he reads it in secrecy and burns the letter afterward.
(b) To forgive her for her simplicity.
(c) That he opens it on Elizabeth's wedding day.
(d) That he opens it only after she passes away.
5. How does Susan react when Michael admits his guilt for a bad deed he does years before?
(a) She is curious of which bad deed he is speaking of.
(b) She feels guilty for thinking bad thoughts about him.
(c) She feels guilty for leaving him.
(d) She is happy.
Short Answer Questions
1. What change is observed in Michael's behavior toward Donald when Donald becomes more popular?
2. What is Abel's punishment for being chronically late?
3. In chapter 24, what makes Elizabeth upset?
4. In chapter 28, why do so many gather around Town Hall?
5. Michael incessantly criticizes Elizabeth for what?
Short Essay Questions
1. Henchard becomes distraught and angry at the idea that Elizabeth is not his daughter. Out of pride, he does not tell her after the big deal he makes for her to change her name. How does Henchard express his feelings if not in telling her the truth?
2. Henchard shows both happiness and reservations concerning Susan's return. Henchard plans to remarry and care for his family. However, in his note to Susan, he writes, "The news upsets me almost," and in their meeting he states, "But- to lead me into ... this difficulty about our living together ..." What is going through Henchard's mind as he learns of his wife's return? Does he love her or is he obliged to a duty? What causes his reservations?
3. Abel Whittle is chronically late and with many warnings, he continues to be late. Fed up, Henchard heads to Abel's house and makes him get to the granary without breeches on. Farfrae argues that the joke goes too far and Abel should get him and dress. Henchard contends that it is to teach Abel a lesson and that this is no joke. When Henchard sells Susan to Newson, it too starts off as a joke. Henchard and all present blames the rum. Compare the two situations and Henchard's character. How much of the rum is to blame for the joke getting out of hand? If Farfrae is not there to stop the punishment, does Henchard continue on with the lesson?
4. Henchard is a man of wealth and status in Casterbridge, yet he is lonely in friendship as well as marriage. As soon as he meets Farfrae, he is intrigued. Not only does he look to Farfrae as a business manager, but also as a friend. What benefits and dangers does Henchard risk in befriending Farfrae so early on with such sensitive confessions?
5. Lucetta shows she is capable of greedy motivations. Yet, she is also victim to Henchard's forceful behaviors. When she returns from Port-Bredy married to Farfrae, Henchard hollers his disapproval and for her to get away. When she does, she enters her home through the backdoor? Knowing what the back alley represents, why does she choose at this time to use this entrance?
6. Elizabeth Jane is very observant of Farfrae and Henchard. What does she notice about their relationship? What are some expectations that come true? Why does the dismissal of Farfrae not so unexpected?
7. Henchard is quite fond of Farfrae's work. However, Farfrae views himself quite different from Henchard. What does Farfrae think of Henchard as a person? A businessman?
8. Hardy makes note that the Three Mariners sign is old. However, it is not due to the owner's lack of care as it is the lack of a painter in town. What does that imply about Casterbridge?
9. Hardy introduces Lucetta as a mystery woman, but with some hints that she knows Henchard. He also describes her as graceful and nice to Elizabeth. However, as the novel progresses, how does Hardy foreshadow that Miss Templeman may not be the woman Elizabeth thinks she is? What clues and observations does Elizabeth make, or comments of Hardy, show that Lucetta is as contriving as the other characters in Casterbridge?
10. How does Michael Henchard feel when Susan leaves with the sailor?
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