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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is Maggie happy to run into Philip?
(a) She hopes that he brings her some books to read or at least tell her some stories.
(b) She wants to let him know that she does not blame him for what happens.
(c) She thinks that he may want to talk to her.
(d) She wants to tell him just what she thinks of what her father does to her family.

2. What is Maggie's plan for supporting herself when she returns to St. Ogg's?
(a) She plans to get married to someone.
(b) She plans to sew for a living.
(c) She plans to take a teaching job.
(d) She plans to work in the mill.

3. What is George Eliot trying to communicate with the title, "The Torn Nest is Pierced by the Thorns"?
(a) The Tullivers do not seem to be making any effort to repair their nest and it just gets worse.
(b) Creditors keep coming to the door to ask for money.
(c) There are many birds and bird nests in the area around the Tullivers' house.
(d) The Tullivers are like birds living in a torn nest with thorns that poke them.

4. How does Philip Wakem react to the news about Maggie and Stephen?
(a) He is not bothered at all by the news.
(b) He sends her a letter saying that he believes in her.
(c) He decides that she must love Stephen very much.
(d) He sends her an angry letter refusing ever to see her.

5. Why does Stephen come to see Maggie at the Mosses?
(a) He wants to apologize for his behavior at the dance.
(b) He feels that he has to see her again no matter what.
(c) He wants to persuade her not to go away again.
(d) He hopes to convince her to return to Lucy's house.

6. What reason does Maggie give Lucy for not being tired the night after she meets Stephen?
(a) She is not used to going to bed so early.
(b) She is still tired from traveling to Lucy's home.
(c) She stays up to talk to Lucy.
(d) She is still thinking of the music they enjoy.

7. What is Mr. Wakem's reaction to Philip's proposal after he has a chance to think about it?
(a) He agrees that Philip asks Maggie to marry him.
(b) He agrees to meet with Tom and try to set aside their differences.
(c) He refuses to let Philip consider marrying Maggie.
(d) He insists that Philip never associates with any of the Tullivers.

8. How does Tom react when he is offered a share in the business at Guest and Company?
(a) He immediately accepts.
(b) He asks his uncle to buy the old mill instead.
(c) He tells his uncle he'd rather wait a few more years first.
(d) He declines the offer and starts his own business instead.

9. Why doesn't Philip want to ask Maggie to marry him right away?
(a) He is not sure that he really wants to marry her.
(b) He feels certain that Maggie does not accept his proposal.
(c) He fears that his father and her brother do not approve.
(d) He does not want to offer her a life of poverty.

10. Since Maggie comes back unmarried, how does the narrator say that public opinion regards Maggie?
(a) She is a sweet, innocent girl kidnapped against her will.
(b) She is a thoughtless girl who needs better supervision.
(c) She is a kind girl who does not mean to get into trouble.
(d) She is a designing, bold girl who seduces her cousin's suitor.

11. What does Philip argue with his father, Mr. Wakem, about?
(a) He tells his father that he wants to get a job.
(b) He tells his father that he is in love with Maggie.
(c) He argues that the dispute with the Tullivers should be set aside.
(d) He tries to convince his father to sell the mill.

12. What does Maggie say to Tom after they leave Philip?
(a) Tom never understands the difference between right and wrong.
(b) Tom never has a lover of his own.
(c) Tom always enjoys finding fault and punishing her.
(d) Tom is no longer her brother.

13. Why does Dr. Kenn hope that the good opinion of Maggie by some people is restored?
(a) Stephen sends a letter vindicating Maggie.
(b) Philip still marries Maggie.
(c) Maggie is a good character.
(d) Lucy speaks on Maggie's behalf.

14. Why does Philip begin to play the piano badly?
(a) He fears that Maggie and Stephen have feelings for each other.
(b) He is thinking about the last time he sees Maggie.
(c) He is feeling very tired after his long trip.
(d) He plans to ask Maggie to run away with him.

15. Why does Maggie criticize the book, Corinne, which Philip brings to her?
(a) The book is dull.
(b) There is no moral.
(c) The heroine is blond.
(d) The story is too long.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where has Tom wanted Maggie to live as long as she remains unmarried?

2. What is the real reason why Maggie is not tired the night after meeting Stephen?

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

4. What does Maggie say that embarrasses Lucy, during Maggie's first meeting with Lucy and Stephen?

5. What happens once Maggie and Stephen reach land?

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