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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Maggie try to stem her loneliness while she is living at home and nursing her father back to health?
(a) She sits with her mother and tries to cheer her up.
(b) She talks with Bob whenever he comes to visit.
(c) She finds Tom's old schoolbooks and begins to study them.
(d) She visits all her old childhood haunts in the neighborhood.

3. 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 wants to tell him just what she thinks of what her father does to her family.
(c) She thinks that he may want to talk to her.
(d) She hopes that he brings her some books to read or at least tell her some stories.

4. Why does Lucy think that Tom changes his mind about Philip Wakem?
(a) Philip's father agrees to a marriage between Philip and Maggie.
(b) Philip deserves pity because he has a hunchback.
(c) Philip intervenes with his father about the mill.
(d) Philip wants to do the honorable thing and marry Maggie.

5. Why does Maggie resolve never to see Philip again?
(a) She thinks that he has something to do with her family's bankruptcy.
(b) She supposes that he must have many other things to do with his time.
(c) She does not like him very well.
(d) Her family does not approve.

6. 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.

7. What does Mr. Tulliver plan to do once the debts are paid?
(a) Find some property to buy.
(b) Invest more money in Tom's trading business.
(c) Set aside money for dowry for Maggie.
(d) Stop working for Wakem at the mill.

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

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

10. 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) Quit his job at the mill.
(c) Become depressed and commit suicide.
(d) Give up all he has left in some scheme to go back to the way things are.

11. Why does Mrs. Tulliver not want Maggie to do any work that is hard on her hands?
(a) She fears that Maggie hurts herself doing hard work.
(b) She worries that Maggie gets the idea of looking for work as a housemaid.
(c) She thinks of Maggie as her baby because she is the youngest.
(d) She still hopes for a good marriage for Maggie and wants her hands kept soft.

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

13. Why has Philip come to see Maggie?
(a) He has a message from his father.
(b) He wants to be friends.
(c) He wants to do something to help.
(d) He brings something for her family.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Tom and Maggie both fear when Tom announces to his father that he is able to pay the debts?

2. What do the aunts and uncles think of Tom, now that he grows up?

3. What is George Eliot trying to communicate with the title, "The Torn Nest is Pierced by the Thorns"?

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

5. Why do Philip and Maggie think that they cannot be together?

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