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

2. How does Mr. Thornton stop the conversation about Margaret that he has with Mr. Bell on the train?

3. What new role does Margaret play in Mr. Thornton's life after Mr. Bell dies?

4. What kind of food does Mr. Thornton buy for the dying Mrs. Hale?

5. Whom does Mr. Bell think Margaret must have been at the train station with?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mrs. Thornton confront Margaret about being in the train station with someone she suspects is her lover?

2. Why is Mr. Hale not happy when his son returns home?

3. What does Mrs. Thornton think of the possibility of Mr. Thornton's marrying Margaret?

4. Why is Mr. Thornton fearful of Nicholas after he refuses to give him work?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Identify at least 3 instances where Margaret inserts herself into the world of men in the novel, and discuss how her doing so goes against the gender norms of the time.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the generational conflict between the character of "North and South" and what these conflicts convey to the reader about past and present.

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