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. Why does Nicholas ask Mr. Thornton for work?

2. Why does Margaret not settle well into London?

3. How does Mrs. Thornton know that Mr. Thornton's original proposal to Margaret has not gone well?

4. Where does Mr. Bell take Margaret to try to cheer her up after her father passes away?

5. Whom does Mr. Thornton tell first that he must give up his business?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mr. Hale complain about right before he dies?

2. How does Margaret respond to learning that she is the heiress to Mr. Bell's sizable fortune?

3. What does the dying Mrs. Hale ask Mrs. Thornton to do?

4. Why does Margaret lie to the police inspector?

5. Why does Nicholas not want to break the news of Boucher's death to Boucher's wife?

6. How does Mr. Thornton find out that Margaret has a brother?

7. Why does Margaret refer Frederick to Henry Lennox?

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

9. Why is Mr. Lennox able to take Margaret on a vacation to the seaside?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the characters of Mr. and Mrs. Hale within the context of their marriage. How are they similar? How are they different? How do they function as individuals? How do they function as a married unit? What do they provide for each other? What do they take away?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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