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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the town of Cossethay grow quickly, making the Brangwen's richer?
(a) The Midland Railway comes down the valley.
(b) More people are getting married and having children
(c) There is a goldrush.
(d) The town offers public education

2. How does Lydia act toward Tom when she becomes pregnant?
(a) She is constantly talking about the new baby.
(b) She becomes silent and distant.
(c) She wants to be with Tom constantly.
(d) She is full of life and laughter.

3. How does Will view Anna as they wait to be married?
(a) He is having second thoughts about her.
(b) She is a flame that consumes him.
(c) She will make a wonderful home maker.
(d) She is becoming boring.

4. How does Tom finally meet Mrs. Lensky, carrying on a conversation with her?
(a) She comes to his farm asking for butter.
(b) She meets him at church.
(c) She meets him at the market.
(d) She meets him on the road near his house.

5. What does William do to help him stop worrying about life and relaxing?
(a) He goes for long walks.
(b) He carves wood.
(c) He visits his local church which he loves.
(d) He rides his horse through the country side.

6. Why does William suffer behind his bright face?
(a) He knows he will never be close to Ursula.
(b) He knows he is limited and unfulfilled.
(c) He fears the will of God.
(d) He doesn't have enough to do.

7. What do Tom, Alfred, Frank, the brother-in-law, William's brother, and six other men decide to do after Anna and Will leave for their cottage?
(a) They decide to have wrestling matches.
(b) They decide to go to the pub for a drink.
(c) They decide to go to the cottage and sing a carol.
(d) They decide to have a horse race.

8. How does Anna get along with other children?
(a) She gets along with everyone.
(b) She dominates them, feeling they are inferior.
(c) She loves being around other children.
(d) She sees them as equals and has many friends.

9. What is Tom contemplating as he stands at the altar with Anna on her wedding day?
(a) Should he take Anna and leave the church?
(b) Should he refuse to give Anna away?
(c) How does a person grow old and become confident?
(d) What will his life be like without Anna?

10. Where does Tom take Anna as she hysterically cries for her mother?
(a) He takes her to the kitchen for a glass of water.
(b) He takes her to her bed, demanding that she stop crying.
(c) He takes her to her mother.
(d) He takes her in the quiet, warm barn to feed the cows.

11. How does Anna feel about Tom after the baby is born?
(a) She wants to move away from him with her mother and the baby.
(b) She grows to love him, spending more time with him.
(c) She still resents him.
(d) She ignores him.

12. What is the description of the relationship between Anna and William in this chapter?
(a) It is carefree and loving.
(b) It is full of humor and longing.
(c) It is full of love and conflict.
(d) It is an equal partnership.

13. How does Tom feel about himself after meeting Alfred's lover, the lady, Mrs. Forbes?
(a) He is glad he has the quiet life of a farmer.
(b) He is content with his way of life.
(c) He is thankful that he doesn't need to live up to a lady's expectations.
(d) He regrets taking over the farm and not making more of his life.

14. What does William witness that torments him for the rest of his life?
(a) A child drowning in the pond
(b) A violent knifing in Cossethay
(c) The pregnant Anna, dancing naked in the bedroom
(d) An old woman, dead and alone for two weeks

15. How does Anna feel about people she meets outside the Marsh farm?
(a) She is very friendly when meeting other people.
(b) She enjoys conversing with other people.
(c) She loves other people.
(d) She thinks they belittle her and despises them.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Paul, a young doctor, and Lydia Lensky, a nurse, represent in Poland?

2. What angers Anna about Will's attitude at church?

3. What does Tom see in the loft of the barn that distresses him, making him feel like an old man?

4. How does William adapt to life as a husband and father of three children?

5. William comes home from the park a changed man. How does Anna react to this new side of her husband?

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