North and South Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 helps Dixon out quite a bit after all of the Hales move from Milton?

2. Who attacks Frederick at the train station?

3. How does Margaret feel when she returns from the seaside?

4. How does Mrs. Boucher react to the news that her husband is dead?

5. What is the name of Frederick's young new wife?

Short Essay Questions

1. After Bessy dies, why does Margaret bring a drunk Nicholas back to her house?

2. Why does Nicholas take it upon himself to look after Boucher's children?

3. What happens to Margaret, emotionally, while she is in Helstone after her father has passed away?

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

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

6. Why does Margaret lie to the police inspector?

7. Why does Margaret initially refuse to give Mr. Thornton any credit for helping her and her brother with the police investigation?

8. What causes the police inspector to be suspicious of Margaret?

9. Why is Nicholas still out of work after the strike?

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 scene of Henry Lennox' first romantic confession to Margaret and what happens afterward. What does Gaskell do to create the tone? What do the different characters' reactions immediately after tell us about their personalities? How does what happens afterward foreshadow what happens later in the text, if at all?

Essay Topic 2

In "North and South," many of the characters are shockingly stubborn in the face of information that should otherwise lead them to think or act differently. Choose 3 different characters from the novel and discuss one instance where each character is stubborn and the reasons behind that stubbornness.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the life story of John Thornton and how it relates to one of the central themes of the novel. Use specific quotations from the text in your paper.

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