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 Mr. Thornton want to meet with Margaret after he decides to give up his business?

2. Where does Mr. Hale pass away?

3. Who does Mr. Bell send for to help take care of Margaret?

4. Why does Nicholas want to move south after Boucher dies?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Why does Margaret lie to the police inspector?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one character who is weak at the beginning of the novel and becomes strong by the end; discuss the 3 most pivotal moments of growth for this character; and use direct quotations from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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