Middlemarch 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 does Lydgate give Rosamond to help her feel better?

2. What does Lydgate think is the real reason for Bulstrode's resignation?

3. What is Lydgate's reaction to Rosamond's illness?

4. What condition affects Rosamond in Chapter 47?

5. Who had previously made suggestions as to who should be the overseer of Stone Court?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Dorothea upset about Casaubon's will?

2. What is Bulstrode's part in Raffles' death?

3. What is Lydgate's diagnosis and prescription for Raffles?

4. How does Lydgate's relative respond to Rosamond's request for money?

5. How does Rosamond lose her baby?

6. What is the Chettams' response to news of Dorothea's impending marriage?

7. What are the stipulations of Casaubon's will?

8. What are Lydgate's fears about what will happen to him because of the gossip about Raffles' death?

9. What is Mr. Garth's plan to right the wrongs bestowed on Fred Vincy by Featherstone?

10. Describe the circumstances of Casaubon's death.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the turning points in the novel is when Rosamond loses her baby. Lydgate blames the riding accident but she believes it would have happened anyway. What statement is the author making in regard to Rosamond's rebellion against her husband? Do you think Rosamond really believes that the miscarriage would have happened without the accident, or is she simply trying to assuage her guilt? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the characters of Farebrother and Cadwallader. As members of the clergy, what characteristics do they have in common? Are there differences in their characters? Is one held in higher esteem than the other, and if so, why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the characters of Dorothea and Celia Brooke. What are their main qualities? How does each fit into the role of a Victorian woman? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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