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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where has Tom wanted Maggie to live as long as she remains unmarried?
(a) With friends at St. Ogg's.
(b) With their cousin Lucy.
(c) At home with their mother.
(d) With their aunt Pullet.

2. Who frequently visits Tom's and Maggie's grave?
(a) Stephen and Philip.
(b) Bob and his wife.
(c) Mr. and Mrs. Glegg.
(d) Dr. Kenn and his children.

3. How does Bob try to cheer Maggie up?
(a) He offers the family money.
(b) He brings her books.
(c) He brings her food.
(d) He does work around the house.

4. How does Tom figure out that Maggie is secretly meeting Philip?
(a) He finds a book that Philip loans to Maggie.
(b) He sees Maggie and Philip together.
(c) He sees her face when Aunt Pullet mentions seeing Philip leaving the Red Deep.
(d) He finds a letter that Maggie writes to Philip.

5. What moment in the book does the narrator say is the most delicious of Tom's life?
(a) The moment when Bob first suggests the trading scheme to Tom.
(b) The moment when Mr. Tulliver first comes out of his coma.
(c) The moment when he tells Maggie that he knows about her meetings with Philip.
(d) The moment when he tells his father he pays the family debts.

6. How do Maggie and Stephen react to their growing interest in each other?
(a) They start meeting secretly.
(b) They spend as much time together as they can.
(c) They try to ignore each other and focus on Maggie.
(d) They begin to write each other letters.

7. 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.

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

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

10. Why does Maggie continue to see Philip when she does not believe she is ever able to marry him?
(a) She hopes that someday something changes.
(b) She thinks that if she sees him often enough, she stops wanting to be with him.
(c) She thinks that in time, people forget about the bankruptcy.
(d) She can't stop herself because she treasures their time together.

11. What happens to Bob's house?
(a) It burns to the ground.
(b) It is damaged by wind during a storm.
(c) It is destroyed in a flood.
(d) It is buried by a mudslide.

12. 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 does not want to offer her a life of poverty.
(d) He fears that his father and her brother do not approve.

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

14. What happens once Maggie and Stephen reach land?
(a) They choose not to marry but to live together in the city.
(b) They get married but quickly start to argue.
(c) Stephen has second thoughts and leaves Maggie.
(d) Maggie refuses to marry him and she leaves alone.

15. Why does Stephen contact Maggie after she returns home from their boat trip together?
(a) He stops by to apologize for letting the boat go so far.
(b) He writes to say that he still loves her.
(c) He stops by to say that he has no regrets.
(d) He writes to say that he is going to marry Lucy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Mrs. Tulliver not want Maggie to do any work that is hard on her hands?

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

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

4. How does their father's death affect Maggie and Tom's relationship?

5. Why does Stephen Guest steal Lucy's sewing scissors?

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