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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Chapter 4 | Book 2: Chapter 5.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Philip and Tom's relationship become strained?
(a) Tom makes fun of Philip's hunchback and insults his father.
(b) Tom and Philip fight over the mill's water rights.
(c) Philip makes fun of Tom's love of fishing and fighting.
(d) Tom and Philip both become interested in the same young woman.
2. How does Tom feel about the argument with Philip?
(a) He hates Philip for being the son of Mr. Wakem.
(b) He does not see why they cannot just make it up.
(c) He resents Philip for being so far ahead of him in school.
(d) He feels that he is never friends with Philip again.
3. Why does Tom have a hard time at school with Mr. Stelling?
(a) He misses his family at home in St. Ogg's.
(b) He does not like living with Mr. Stelling.
(c) He does not like to work and would rather go fishing.
(d) He is not good at learning things like geometry and Latin.
4. Why does looking at the new bonnet make Mrs. Tulliver and Mrs. Pullet so sad?
(a) Mrs. Tulliver wishes that she has a similar bonnet.
(b) The bonnet is crushed in the closet and ruined.
(c) The bonnet is not fashionable any more.
(d) Mrs. Pullet speculates that she may not live to wear the bonnet in a second season.
5. Why does Maggie leap to Tom's defense while Mr. Tulliver discusses Tom's education with Mr. Riley?
(a) Mr. Tulliver says that he has something on his mind regarding Tom.
(b) Mr. Tulliver says that if Tom is a miller, he turns Mr. Tulliver out of his own mill.
(c) Mr. Tulliver says that Tom is never likely to become much of a scholar.
(d) Mr. Tulliver says that he does not mean for Tom to be a miller and a farmer.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why do you think that George Eliot chooses to begin a new book, Book II, with the chapter in which Tom first goes away to school?
2. How does Mrs. Glegg react to Mr. Tulliver's letter?
3. Why do Mrs. Tulliver's sisters criticize Mr. Tulliver?
4. What does the narrator think about the system of sending boys to study with independent schoolmasters, such as Mr. Stelling?
5. What does the narrator say it means when a young boy appears sheepish?
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