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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Lucy have a confidential conversation with her father the same evening that Philip first comes to visit?
(a) She wants to distract Maggie from Stephen.
(b) She wants to ask him if there is any chance of buying the mill.
(c) She wants to warn him that Maggie and Philip may still love each other.
(d) She wants to buy the mill herself and have her family run it.

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

3. What does Mr. Tulliver do when he happens to run into Mr. Wakem after he pays off his other creditors?
(a) He forgives him.
(b) He tells him what happens.
(c) He asks him to come and have dinner with the family.
(d) He attacks him.

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

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

6. Why is Maggie happy to run into Philip?
(a) She wants to let him know that she does not blame him for what happens.
(b) She thinks that he may want to talk to her.
(c) She wants to tell him just what she thinks of what her father does to her family.
(d) She hopes that he brings her some books to read or at least tell her some stories.

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

8. 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) The family wants to send Maggie back to school.
(c) Maggie should find a husband and settle down.
(d) The family finances are better now.

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

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

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

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

13. Why does Philip continue to visit the Red Deeps?
(a) He meets Stephen there to talk about Maggie.
(b) He likes the scenery.
(c) He needs the exercise.
(d) He feels as though Maggie's spirit is still there.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the job working for Dr. Kenn become a problem?

2. What idea occurs to Stephen once he is alone in the boat with Maggie?

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

4. Why does Philip begin to play the piano badly?

5. How does Maggie try to stem her loneliness while she is living at home and nursing her father back to health?

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