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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. Who is Bessy?

2. What advice does Mrs. Thornton give her daughter about Margaret?

3. Who does Dixon NOT have respect for?

4. Who is Mr. Bell?

5. According to Bessy, who usually gets invitations to the Thornton's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who organizes and gets rid of Mr. Hale's belongings?

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

3. Why is Margaret happy when the men rejoin the conversation at the Thorntons' big dinner party?

4. What causes Mr. Hale to faint after he returns home from the dinner party at the Thorntons'?

5. How does Margaret respond to Mr. Bell's surprise to take her to Helstone?

6. Why does Margaret stop giving advice through letters to Mr. Bell?

7. Why does Margaret lie to the police inspector?

8. What happens to Mrs. Hale and Dixon once they arrive in Milton?

9. Why are the Thorntons aghast at Margaret and Mr. Hale's acceptance to their dinner party?

10. Why does Mr. Hale not want to follow Frederick to Spain?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze the ending of the novel and Margaret's decision to be with Mr. Thornton. Is this choice in the best interest of her character? Is it what she wants? Is it in the best interest of Mr. Thornton's character? Is it what he wants? Make sure to use quotations 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

Analyze the scene where Margaret breaks the news to her mother that the family will be moving to Milton. Pay particular attention to the use of foreshadowing, analyzing how what happens during this scene (and between the characters) foreshadows what is to come later in the novel. Use quotations from the text to support your position.

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