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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the Mantalinis' workshop, who arrives to try on wedding bonnets?
(a) An elderly lord and his young fiancee.
(b) A young woman.
(c) Tilda.
(d) Fanny.

2. What song does the Crummles Company sing?
(a) A silly song.
(b) A happy song.
(c) A boring song.
(d) A sad song.

3. Miss Snevellicci and Nicholas do what for the company?
(a) Make costumes.
(b) Canvas for financial support.
(c) Direct the plays.
(d) Write the plays.

4. What does Ralph promise Sir Mulberry Hawk?
(a) He will sign a deal during the dinner party.
(b) There will be attractions other than a good business deal at the party.
(c) He will not be attending the party.
(d) There will be nothing exciting at the party.

5. What does Mr. Mantalini sell Ralph?
(a) The outstanding bills from the millinery shop.
(b) His soul.
(c) His stock of hats.
(d) A train ticket.

Short Answer Questions

1. As Mrs. Nickleby appears, Ralph announces that he has found a position for Kate working for whom?

2. As Nicholas leaves, how does Lillyvick describe him?

3. As soon as the members of the company discover that Nicholas is a playwright, what do they do?

4. Of what does Hawk accuse Ralph?

5. When Squeers, Mrs. Squeers and Smike are gone, what does Nicholas do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where do Miss Snevellicci and Nicholas go to canvas for financial support for the company?

2. Describe Fanny Squeers and Tilda Price.

3. With whom has Mr. Lillyvick fallen in love?

4. As Nicholas continues to teach Smike his lines about the need for money overruling conscience, what is Ralph doing?

5. Why does a fight occur? What does Nicholas do about this?

6. What does Ralph say when Kate asks to live with her mother?

7. What happens when Ralph arrives at his office?

8. For whom does Kate now work?

9. In a roadside tavern, what do Nicholas and Smike learn?

10. Describe the boys at Dotheboys Hall.

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