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. What does Mr. Tulliver force Tom to write on his own behalf in the Bible?
(a) That Tom takes care of the mill for as long as he lives.
(b) That Tom finds some other business to go into that is not as heartbreaking.
(c) That Tom exacts some revenge on Wakem, if he has the chance.
(d) That Tom takes care of his mother and sister as long as he lives.

2. How do Maggie and Stephen react to their growing interest in each other?
(a) They spend as much time together as they can.
(b) They try to ignore each other and focus on Maggie.
(c) They start meeting secretly.
(d) They begin to write each other letters.

3. What does the narrator say is the prime moral value of the Dodsons?
(a) Revering what is customary and respectable.
(b) Respect for life in all forms.
(c) Submission to the will of God.
(d) Delight in the goodness of life and of all human beings.

4. 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?
(a) Judaism.
(b) Paganism.
(c) Christianity.
(d) Atheism.

5. What action makes Maggie and Stephen particularly conscious of their attraction to each other?
(a) They happen to look each other in the eyes.
(b) They discover that they agree about politics.
(c) They have a long talk about books and art.
(d) They walk around the garden one evening while Lucy is out.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Philip begin to play the piano badly?

2. How do Tom and Philip react when they first meet each other?

3. What does Mr. Tulliver feel is his strongest reason for staying and working at the mill?

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

5. Why is Mr. Tulliver in such a bad mood at Christmas?

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