Our Mutual Friend Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. In Book 1, Chapter 14, who does Eugene find dead?

2. What did Rogue apparently receive for betraying Gaffer Hexam?

3. What do the Boffins show their visitor related to John Harmon?

4. What does Mrs. Boffin want her husband's tutor to give up in return for money?

5. . Who settles in with the Boffins in Book 2, Chapter 8?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Lammles' startling discovery about themselves in Book 1, Chapter 10.

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

3. Describe how Harmon became Rokesmith.

4. Why is the river important to Jessie Hexam?

5. What does Bella talk to her father about at his wedding anniversary in Book 3, Chapter 4?

6. In Chapter 9, what does Boffin and his wife wish to do something for others?

7. Describe how Boffin is warned about Wegg's behavior in Book 4, Chapter 3 of Book 4.

8. Why does John Rokesmith refuse to see Mortimer?

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

10. How does Wegg fail in his plan of humiliating Noddy Boffin in Book 4, Chapter 14?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Greed is another important theme of Our Mutual Friend. Greed in this novel is depicted in relation to money, possessions and social status. Who is greedy in Our Mutual Friend? Who exhibits kindliness and generosity of spirit? Who desires what and how are these desires manifested? Do they change over time? Describe.

Essay Topic 2

Mr. Boffin and John Rokesmith are two of the most active characters.

Part 1) What is their relationship? How do they co-exist and how do they interact? What is similar about them and what is different?

Part 2) What are some events that Boffin had a direct influence upon? What are some events that Rokesmith had a direct influence upon?

Part 3) Which character offers support to the group? Which one is stronger and why?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Silas Wegg. What is his role in Our Mutual Friend? What was Dickens trying to accomplish by creating Silas' character in the novel?

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