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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. What clue does George Eliot give us to indicate that Stephen Guest is married at the end of the book?
(a) She refers to Stephen's wife and children.
(b) She tells the reader outright that Stephen is married.
(c) She says that he visits the tomb later "with a sweet face beside him".
(d) She has Stephen call out to his wife while they are visiting the tomb.

3. How does Philip shake Maggie's resolve never to see him again?
(a) He tells her that he cannot live without her.
(b) He tells her that she is missing all that life has to offer.
(c) He tells her that she is just trying to stupefy herself into resignation.
(d) He asks her whether she does not like him as she once does.

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

5. 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 decides that she must love Stephen very much.
(c) He is not bothered at all by the news.
(d) He sends her a letter saying that he believes in her.

6. What happens to Dorlcote Mill in the flood?
(a) It rides out the flood with no problems.
(b) It is demolished and never rebuilt.
(c) It floats away and becomes the mill in another town.
(d) It is demolished but then is rebuilt.

7. What is Stephen Guest's first reaction to hearing that Maggie is coming to visit her cousin Lucy?
(a) He does not want to set eyes on any female other than Lucy.
(b) He hopes that he does not have to meet Maggie at all.
(c) He is afraid to see what a daughter of Mrs. Tulliver is like.
(d) He is eager to meet Maggie, assuming she is like Lucy.

8. Why does Stephen want to marry Lucy?
(a) She is not a remarkable rarity but is moderate in all things.
(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) He thinks that his family approves of a marriage with her.

9. Why does Uncle Deane tell Tom that he does well not to tell people how old he is?
(a) Tom is thought to be younger than he is, and may be able to pass himself off as a student.
(b) Tom should not bring up the subject of age because it is not good manners.
(c) Tom should try to be judged purely on the basis of his actions, not his age or appearance.
(d) Tom looks older than he is and may pass for being more experienced than he is in business.

10. How does Maggie try to stem her loneliness while she is living at home and nursing her father back to health?
(a) She visits all her old childhood haunts in the neighborhood.
(b) She sits with her mother and tries to cheer her up.
(c) She finds Tom's old schoolbooks and begins to study them.
(d) She talks with Bob whenever he comes to visit.

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

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

13. What is Maggie most afraid that her father does, while he is recovering from his accident?
(a) Give up all he has left in some scheme to go back to the way things are.
(b) Go into a rage and beat her mother.
(c) Quit his job at the mill.
(d) Become depressed and commit suicide.

14. What is the real reason why Maggie is not tired the night after meeting Stephen?
(a) She has some sewing she hopes to do.
(b) She has a book she wants to read.
(c) She cannot stop thinking about him.
(d) She has too much coffee to drink.

15. How does Maggie die at the end of the book?
(a) She is buried when a house is knocked down in the storm and collapses on her.
(b) She jumps into the floodwater and commits suicide.
(c) She is trying to leave St. Ogg's again in a boat, and it capsizes.
(d) She is trying to rescue Tom from the flood and they both are swept away.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why doesn't Philip want to ask Maggie to marry him right away?

2. How does Tom figure out that Maggie is secretly meeting Philip?

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

4. Why does Philip continue to visit the Red Deeps?

5. Why does Stephen contact Maggie after she returns home from their boat trip together?

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