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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Stephen and Maggie end up in a boat alone together, who is supposed to be there instead of Stephen?
(a) Lucy.
(b) Philip.
(c) Bob.
(d) Tom.

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

3. What is Maggie's one indulgence during the period when she is nursing her father back to health?
(a) Her daily walk.
(b) The newspaper.
(c) The company of friends.
(d) Fresh fruit.

4. 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 feels certain that Maggie does not accept his proposal.
(c) He is not sure that he really wants to marry her.
(d) He does not want to offer her a life of poverty.

5. Since Maggie comes back unmarried, how does the narrator say that public opinion regards Maggie?
(a) She is a sweet, innocent girl kidnapped against her will.
(b) She is a thoughtless girl who needs better supervision.
(c) She is a kind girl who does not mean to get into trouble.
(d) She is a designing, bold girl who seduces her cousin's suitor.

6. What does Tom want to do to make more money?
(a) Go back to school to get a better education.
(b) Get a second job.
(c) Trade, by sending cargo out to foreign ports.
(d) Speculate by investing in businesses.

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

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

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

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

11. What does Philip offer to do for Maggie if she sees him regularly while she is caring for her parents?
(a) Help her to find a job.
(b) Help to finance Tom's trading venture.
(c) Convince his father to sell the mill.
(d) Meet in secret and bring her books.

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

13. 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.

14. What is George Eliot trying to communicate with the title, "The Torn Nest is Pierced by the Thorns"?
(a) The Tullivers do not seem to be making any effort to repair their nest and it just gets worse.
(b) Creditors keep coming to the door to ask for money.
(c) The Tullivers are like birds living in a torn nest with thorns that poke them.
(d) There are many birds and bird nests in the area around the Tullivers' house.

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

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. What is Maggie's plan for supporting herself when she returns to St. Ogg's?

3. Why does Stephen start having dinner at Lucy's house?

4. What does Maggie tell Lucy is her reason for leaving St. Ogg's and taking another teaching job?

5. Why does Stephen want to marry Lucy?

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