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 Frederick not contact Margaret when he is in London?

2. Who delivers the first letter from Frederick, after he flees Milton, to Margaret?

3. From whom does Margaret learn Mr. Bell is on his deathbed?

4. Who suggests that Frederick hire a lawyer?

5. Who attacks Frederick at the train station?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is Dixon in a panic when she comes to visit Margaret after Mrs. Hale's death?

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

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

5. Why does Mr. Thornton become particularly upset over the news of Mr. Hale's death?

6. Why does Margaret lie to the police inspector?

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

8. What kinds of conversations do Mrs. Thornton and her son usually have?

9. How do Mr. Thornton and Nicholas seal the deal when Mr. Thornton finally offers Nicholas a new job?

10. How does Margaret respond to her father's death?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

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.

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