Our Mutual Friend Test | Mid-Book 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 is the teacher in love with Bradley Headstone in Book 2, Chapter 11?

2. Who is the boy that the Boffins plan to adopt?

3. What does Jessie pull out of the water?

4. Who does Charley think would make a better teacher for Lizzie?

5. Who is paying for Lizzie's education?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Eugene reveal his interest in Lizzie in Book 1, Chapter 13?

2. In the office where Mortimer and Eugene are sitting, what is revealed about Lizzie in Book 2, Chapter 6?

3. Describe Mrs. Veneering.

4. Describe the arrangement Betty makes with the Boffins in Book 2, Chapter 14.

5. Describe the man who comes to the Riderhood residence in Book 2, Chapter 12.

6. Describe Charley's conflict in Book 2, Chapter 6.

7. Describe Bradley Headstone.

8. Why is the river important to Jessie Hexam?

9. What is John Rokesmith's new role at the Boffins'?

10. What does Lightwood discover when he goes to find the sender of the note in Book 1, Chapter 3?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the depiction of these four young female characters in the book, Lizzie, Georgiana, Bella and Jenny.

Essay Topic 2

Describe some of the settings for Our Mutual Friend. What is the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. How do these settings even if imaginary, reflect modern settings or culture? Why did the author choose to use these places in Our Mutual Friend?

Essay Topic 3

Our Mutual Friend is particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery. Powerful imagery to establish connections in the minds of readers with the story's characters and plot. Imagery is the picture we form in our minds of the story we read. It can involve, visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic and kinesthetic. The author uses these imagery to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this novel.

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