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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the job working for Dr. Kenn become a problem?
(a) People tend to think that Maggie is unreliable.
(b) People don't think that Maggie is fit to be around children.
(c) Town gossips begin to talk about Maggie having a relationship wtih Dr. Kenn.
(d) Some gossips claim that Maggie is very lazy and does not take care of the children.

2. 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 looks older than he is and may pass for being more experienced than he is in business.
(c) Tom should not bring up the subject of age because it is not good manners.
(d) Tom should try to be judged purely on the basis of his actions, not his age or appearance.

3. Why does Maggie ask Tom to release her from her promise not to see Philip?
(a) Maggie cannot bear to be away from Philip.
(b) Lucy wants to invite Philip to her house.
(c) Lucy thinks that Philip is a good friend for Maggie.
(d) Maggie hopes that since their father is dead, things change.

4. How do we know that Tom is a very able employee?
(a) He is earning a good income for his family.
(b) Tom insists on continuing to invest money in entrepreneurial schemes.
(c) Tom says that he feels he is doing a good job.
(d) He is offered a share of the business at Guest and Company.

5. How does Stephen offend Maggie at the dance?
(a) He showers her arm with kisses when they are briefly alone together.
(b) He tells her that he is thinking of going far away.
(c) He tries to embrace her.
(d) He talks to her about love.

6. How does Tom react, at first, to Maggie's request that she is allowed to see Philip?
(a) He says that she can see Philip if there is a chaperone.
(b) He agrees that she is trusted now.
(c) He says that he has no confidence in anything she says.
(d) He says that he never allows her to see Philip as long as he lives.

7. Why does Stephen start having dinner at Lucy's house?
(a) To see Maggie for a little longer.
(b) To talk with the Deanes.
(c) To have a good meal before riding home.
(d) To see Lucy for a little longer.

8. 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?
(a) Philip is determined to take some kind of action.
(b) Philip believes that Maggie chooses asceticism again.
(c) Philip suspects there is some other reason too.
(d) Philip cannot wait for Tom to feel better about the marriage.

9. 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) She is not a remarkable rarity but is moderate in all things.
(d) He is madly in love with her and thinks of nothing else.

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

11. Where does Maggie go to live after she returns home from the boat trip with Stephen?
(a) With Bob and his family.
(b) With her aunt Glegg and her family.
(c) With her aunt Pullet and her family.
(d) With her aunt Moss and her family.

12. 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 wonders whether anyone realizes that they drift too far down the river accidentally.
(c) She fears that she ruins her life and that of her family members.
(d) She is concerned about all the people who must be worrying about her and Stephen.

13. How does Tom react when Maggie comes home?
(a) He argues with her but eventually lets her in.
(b) He refuses to allow her to come under his roof.
(c) He forgives her right away and welcomes her home.
(d) He calls the police and has her arrested.

14. What do Tom and Maggie look like when their bodies are discovered?
(a) They are hugging each other tightly.
(b) They are far from each other.
(c) They are no longer recognizable.
(d) They are never found.

15. Why does Lucy say that she rather not be engaged?
(a) She likes to skip the engagement and just get married.
(b) Being engaged means you get married soon.
(c) She does not like Stephen that well.
(d) She fears that her family does not approve of Stephen.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What happens between Stephen and Maggie at the Mosses?

3. How does the narrator think pubic opinion regards Maggie if she returns to St. Ogg's as Mrs. Stephen Guest?

4. Why does Maggie continue to see Philip when she does not believe she is ever able to marry him?

5. When they finally meet again, what tool does Philip use to try to remind Maggie of their love for each other?

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