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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do the aunts and uncles think that Maggie should not go back into service?
(a) The aunts do not want Maggie to travel so far away.
(b) Maggie should find a husband and settle down.
(c) The family finances are better now.
(d) The family wants to send Maggie back to school.

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

3. What do the aunts and uncles think of Tom, now that he grows up?
(a) He becomes a credit to the family.
(b) He is an embarrassment to the family.
(c) He should leave the Tullivers and live somewhere else.
(d) He may be able to restore the Tullivers' good name.

4. How does Lucy's plan to intervene with Tom on Maggie's behalf backfire?
(a) She makes Tom feel suspicious that Maggie must be planning to marry Philip.
(b) She convinces Tom that Maggie never goes back into service.
(c) She persuades Tom that Maggie should be allowed to become a schoolteacher.
(d) She argues with Tom and ends up dividing the family between those who agree with her and those who do not.

5. What does Maggie say that embarrasses Lucy, during Maggie's first meeting with Lucy and Stephen?
(a) She does not like to receive compliments.
(b) She agrees that she wants to go boating.
(c) She sews because it is a way to earn money.
(d) She asks Stephen to bring her a book.

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

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

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

9. When Philip asks Maggie if she still has feelings for him, what does she give as her reason why she cannot marry him?
(a) She is planning to go away to a teaching job.
(b) She loses her brother as a result.
(c) She is falling in love with Stephen.
(d) She upsets the memory of her dead father.

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

11. What do Tom and Maggie both fear when Tom announces to his father that he is able to pay the debts?
(a) That Tom is tempted to tell his father about Maggie and Philip.
(b) That Mr. Tulliver refuses to let Tom do it.
(c) That something happens to stop Tom from doing it.
(d) That the shock gives Mr. Tulliver a relapse.

12. Why does Mr. Wakem talk to Maggie at the bazaar?
(a) Because he wants to buy some knit goods from her.
(b) Because he wants her advice about the mill.
(c) Because he forgives her family.
(d) Because Philip wants to marry her.

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

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. What happens at the bazaar to make Stephen start to feel jealous?
(a) He notices that Maggie is careful not to look at him.
(b) He deduces that Mr. Wakem stops to see Maggie for a reason.
(c) He realizes that Maggie and Philip have some history together.
(d) He sees Lucy talking to other men of St. Ogg's.

Short Answer Questions

1. What clue does George Eliot give us to indicate that Stephen Guest is married at the end of the book?

2. What is Maggie's one indulgence during the period when she is nursing her father back to health?

3. What happens to Bob's house?

4. Since Maggie comes back unmarried, how does the narrator say that public opinion regards Maggie?

5. 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?

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