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 Bulstrode ask Mr. Garth to do after Bulstrode leaves town?

2. With whom does Ladislaw become friends?

3. Why does Ladislaw refuse the money offered to him by Bulstrode?

4. Who does Rosamond ask to help her and Lydgate move?

5. Who decides to pay off Lydgate's debt to Bulstrode?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the events leading up to Fred and Mary's marriage.

2. What do Dorothea and Rosamond discuss?

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

4. What happens when Dorothea dines with Farebrother, his mother, and his aunt?

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

6. How does Rosamond keep her home from being sold?

7. What is Mrs. Bulstrode's reaction to what Mr. Vincy tells her about her husband?

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

9. Summarize the rest of Fred and Mary's life together.

10. What revelation does Mrs. Garth make to Fred Vincy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the relationship between Bulstrode and Raffles. Why is the information Raffles has so scandalous? Neither are particularly virtuous; who is more despicable, and why? Does Bulstrode deserve the torment that Raffles bestows upon him? Is Bulstrode's revenge justified? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Imagine if the characters of "Middlemarch" lived today. Choose one character. How would their life be different? What place in society would they occupy? Do you think their story would have ended differently? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

In the prologue, the author begins by relating the tale of St. Theresa. As the main character of the novel, what resemblance does Dorothea bear to this saint? Is it an appropriate comparison? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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