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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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?
(a) Philip cannot wait for Tom to feel better about the marriage.
(b) Philip is determined to take some kind of action.
(c) Philip believes that Maggie chooses asceticism again.
(d) Philip suspects there is some other reason too.

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

4. What does Maggie tell Lucy is her reason for leaving St. Ogg's and taking another teaching job?
(a) She does not want to marry Philip anymore.
(b) She cannot marry Philip if her brother does not approve.
(c) She prefers never to marry at all, but just to teach.
(d) She falls in love with Stephen.

5. Why does Maggie ask Tom to release her from her promise not to see Philip?
(a) Lucy thinks that Philip is a good friend for Maggie.
(b) Maggie hopes that since their father is dead, things change.
(c) Maggie cannot bear to be away from Philip.
(d) Lucy wants to invite Philip to her house.

6. Why does the job working for Dr. Kenn become a problem?
(a) Some gossips claim that Maggie is very lazy and does not take care of the children.
(b) People tend to think that Maggie is unreliable.
(c) People don't think that Maggie is fit to be around children.
(d) Town gossips begin to talk about Maggie having a relationship wtih Dr. Kenn.

7. How does Tom react, at first, to Maggie's request that she is allowed to see Philip?
(a) He agrees that she is trusted now.
(b) He says that she can see Philip if there is a chaperone.
(c) He says that he never allows her to see Philip as long as he lives.
(d) He says that he has no confidence in anything she says.

8. How does Philip Wakem react to the news about Maggie and Stephen?
(a) He is not bothered at all by the news.
(b) He sends her an angry letter refusing ever to see her.
(c) He sends her a letter saying that he believes in her.
(d) He decides that she must love Stephen very much.

9. What happens to Dorlcote Mill in the flood?
(a) It floats away and becomes the mill in another town.
(b) It is demolished but then is rebuilt.
(c) It rides out the flood with no problems.
(d) It is demolished and never rebuilt.

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

11. How does Stephen offend Maggie at the dance?
(a) He talks to her about love.
(b) He tries to embrace her.
(c) He tells her that he is thinking of going far away.
(d) He showers her arm with kisses when they are briefly alone together.

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

13. 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.

14. How does their father's death affect Maggie and Tom's relationship?
(a) They forgive each other.
(b) Their attitudes toward each other are unchanged.
(c) They blame each other.
(d) They decide to tolerate each other.

15. 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 falling in love with Stephen.
(b) She loses her brother as a result.
(c) She upsets the memory of her dead father.
(d) She is planning to go away to a teaching job.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Maggie find the most difficult about living at home, in poverty?

2. Who frequently visits Tom's and Maggie's grave?

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

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

5. How does Philip shake Maggie's resolve never to see him again?

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