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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of work has Mr. Hale secured for himself in Milton?

2. During Mr. Lennox' first visit to Margaret in Helstone, what does he bring her?

3. What does Margaret ask of her mother when she learns she is sick?

4. Who does Mr. Hale ask to tell Mrs. Hale about their move to Milton?

5. Why does Nicholas get angry about Margaret's visit to Bessy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What difference between the northern and southern shopkeepers does Margaret notice in Heston?

2. Why does Mr. Hale ask Margaret to tell Mrs. Hale about their move to Milton?

3. What advice does Margaret give to Mr. Thornton about how to handle the growing crowd of striking workers outside his door?

4. Where does Frederick live when the reader first learns about him?

5. Why does Bessy claim that Margaret never has suffered and is likely never to do so in the future?

6. What first surprises Mr. Thornton about Margaret?

7. What does Bessy claim is the cause for her deteriorating look of health?

8. Why does Mrs. Hale get so upset about living in Milton?

9. According to Bessy, what happens to people who work in the cotton factory that makes them sick?

10. Whom does Mrs. Thornton accuse Mr. Thornton of needing to protect him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Identify which character is the strongest in "North and South," and present an argument making your case. Make sure to cite at least 3 examples from the text to support your position.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the characters of Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Thornton, both mothers of two main characters. Make sure to discuss how their children (Margaret and Mr. Thornton) reflect parts of their character.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the role that the character of Frederick plays in the story of "North and South" and at least 3 unique functions that this character serves within the text.

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