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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 devastated to hear of the unfortunate circumstances of friends in Book 4, Chapter 2?
2. What does Riah give Abigail Potterson?
3. What does Riah try to prove to Abigail about Rogue?
4. Whom does Noddy refuse to listen to in Book 4, Chapter 14?
5. What does Mr. Boffin think about the Boffins' social standing?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe how Wegg torments Boffin in Book 4, Chapter 3.
2. Describe Rokesmith's interest in Lizze in Book 3, Chapter 9.
3. Describe Mr. Twemlow's interactions with Mrs. Lammle in Book 3, Chapter 17.
4. When Eugene is dying, what is revealed about Lizzie in Book 4, Chapter 9?
5. How does Riah show that Rogue is a villain in Book 3, Chapter 2?
6. What does Bella talk to her father about at his wedding anniversary in Book 3, Chapter 4?
7. What is the scheme that the Lammles come up with in Book 3, Chapter 12?
8. Why is Noddy Boffin annoyed with Rokesmith in Book 3, Chapter 15?
9. How has Bella's relationship with John changed her views of money and life in Book 4, Chapter 5?
10. What does Lizzie tell Bella in Book 3, Chapter 9?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Dickens is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors and irony, briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.
Essay Topic 2
Corruption in society is a prevailing theme of Our Mutual Friend. Dickens frequently refers to this theme, painting a bleak picture of London society. Which characters appear corrupt and why? Which characters appear to rise above corruption even if they were initially vulnerable to it? What is your opinion of the society that Dickens describes? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the depiction of these four young female characters in the book, Lizzie, Georgiana, Bella and Jenny.
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