The Secret Garden 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. Why will Mary not see much of her uncle while she is at Misselthwaite Manor?

2. Who does Mary want to meet after hearing all of Martha's stories?

3. What does Mrs. Medlock do to Mary when they arrive at their first stop on the way to Misselthwaite Manor?

4. How many rooms are in Misselthwaite Manor?

5. What did the grand doctor from London tell Collin would heal him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Mrs. Medlock's first impression of Mary?

2. What does Mary tell Martha that she wants after her first time inside the garden?

3. How did Mrs. Craven die?

4. How does Mary feel about Martha's mother from the stories Martha has told Mary about her?

5. What does Mary think about her mother at the beginning of the book?

6. Why does Mrs. Medlock tell Mary that she will not see Mr. Craven while she is at Misselthwaite?

7. What is Mary most afraid of when she first brings Dickon to her garden?

8. Why does Mr. Craven decide to finally meet Mary?

9. When she is finally able to return to the garden after her meeting with her uncle, what does Mary find Dickon has left for her?

10. Why is Mary so surprised to hear that Dickon likes her when the two first meet?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Colin introduces the theme of magic in this book. Where are some of the key places that this theme appears, and how do these events alter the plot of the book?

Essay Topic 2

Friendship is a strong theme throughout the book. Where are some places that this theme appears, and how do the characters touched by it react? How do certain friendships change over the course of the book, and what causes these changes?

Essay Topic 3

Laughter and happiness is a common theme found in this book. Where does this come into play, and how does it affect the characters involved in these scenes?

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