The Mill on the Floss Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 6: Chapter 6 | Book 6: Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is Maggie admitted to society and invited to social events that are thought to be above her station?
(a) Maggie's mother takes it upon herself to make sure that Maggie is included.
(b) Lucy personally asks her friends to invite Maggie to events.
(c) Lucy and Stephen want her to be included, so others include her.
(d) Maggie is assertive about making sure that she is included.

2. What is Philip's main drawback, from Tom's point of view?
(a) He is not a pleasant person to spend time with.
(b) He is the son of Tom's father's enemy, Mr. Wakem.
(c) He does not care for fishing.
(d) He already learns most of what Tom is studying.

3. How does Philip manage to get Tom excited about learning?
(a) He becomes friends with Tom, who then wants to do the same things as Philip.
(b) He inspires Tom because he is so advanced in his studies.
(c) He tells him stories of heros from classical mythology.
(d) He explains the connection between education and business to Tom.

4. How do Tom and Philip react when they first meet each other?
(a) They are shy and awkward with each other.
(b) They instantly start talking.
(c) They become friends immediately.
(d) They are instant enemies.

5. Why is Mr. Tulliver in such a bad mood at Christmas?
(a) He is upset because Maggie wants to go to school as well.
(b) He is upset because Tom is not doing so well in his studies.
(c) He is upset because he is not getting along well with Mrs. Tulliver.
(d) He is upset about a farmer using the river to irrigate his crops.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Lucy have a confidential conversation with her father the same evening that Philip first comes to visit?

2. What is Mr. Tulliver's opinion of lawyers?

3. What does the narrator say is the most accurate depiction of the religion of the Tullivers and the other people who live in the village of St. Ogg's?

4. What words does the narrator use to describe what she calls "the mental condition of these emmet-like Dodsons and Tullivers"?

5. Which of the following character traits does the narrator feel is typical of the people of St. Ogg's?

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