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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Stephen Guest steal Lucy's sewing scissors?
(a) To cut an article out of the newspaper.
(b) To have a chance to touch her when he gives them back.
(c) To put them away for her and save her the trouble.
(d) To cut a thread.

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

3. Why do Philip and Maggie think that they cannot be together?
(a) It upsets their families.
(b) They do not really love each other that much.
(c) They cannot afford to set up a household.
(d) The townspeople gossip about them.

4. Why does Stephen want to marry Lucy?
(a) He thinks that his family approves of a marriage with her.
(b) She is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen.
(c) He is madly in love with her and thinks of nothing else.
(d) She is not a remarkable rarity but is moderate in all things.

5. How does Tom come up with capital to finance his venture with Bob?
(a) He gets the money from his Uncle Deane.
(b) He saves the money from his work at his job.
(c) He asks his father if he can use the money they are slowly saving.
(d) He gets the money from his Aunt Glegg.

6. Why does Maggie have nightmares while she sleeps on the boat with Stephen?
(a) She is afraid the boat overturns and she drowns.
(b) She fears that she ruins her life and that of her family members.
(c) She wonders whether anyone realizes that they drift too far down the river accidentally.
(d) She is concerned about all the people who must be worrying about her and Stephen.

7. Is Maggie still in love with Stephen as she travels home?
(a) She is slowly letting go of her love.
(b) She thinks now that marriage should not be for love.
(c) She realizes that she never does love him.
(d) She is still deeply in love with him.

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

9. What happens between Stephen and Maggie at the Mosses?
(a) They refuse to admit that they love each other.
(b) They admit that they love each other but will not be together.
(c) They consider getting married.
(d) They fight over Stephen's admission of love for Maggie.

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

11. Why does Lucy understand and forgive Maggie?
(a) Maggie's mother checks on her every day.
(b) Dr. Kenn counsels her to forgive.
(c) She forgives everyone.
(d) She reads Stephen's letter.

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

13. How does Mr. Tulliver look when he goes to meet his creditors and pay them?
(a) Sick, weakly, and feeble.
(b) Like his old self, strong and full of life.
(c) Emotionally overwrought, tearful, and hesitant.
(d) Lacking in confidence, unsure of himself.

14. Why does Philip continue to visit the Red Deeps?
(a) He likes the scenery.
(b) He meets Stephen there to talk about Maggie.
(c) He needs the exercise.
(d) He feels as though Maggie's spirit is still there.

15. Who does Maggie finally confide in about her feelings for Stephen?
(a) Lucy.
(b) Mrs. Tulliver.
(c) Her aunt Moss.
(d) Philip.

Short Answer Questions

1. The last sentence of Book Six, Chapter 10 notes that Philip is not totally happy with Maggie's answer, and says that jealousy always longs for omniscience. What does the narrator mean by this?

2. Why does Maggie criticize the book, Corinne, which Philip brings to her?

3. Why is Maggie admitted to society and invited to social events that are thought to be above her station?

4. How does Lucy trick Stephen?

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

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