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. Who suggests that Frederick hire a lawyer?

3. Where does Mr. Bell live?

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

5. How does Mr. Thornton react to his mother's harsh words about Margaret after she turns down his marriage proposal?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What did Bessy make Mary promise to her as she was dying?

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

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

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

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

9. Why does Margaret refer Frederick to Henry Lennox?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the symbolism of the character of Bessy and what happens to her in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

What message is Glaskell trying to convey to the reader about socioeconomic class issues in England during this time? Use 3 examples from the text to support your thesis.

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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