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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Tony tell his mother when he spies Mr. Hardcastle walking that way?
(a) He tells her to hide and he will stand guard.
(b) He tells her a highwayman is coming and she should hide in the thicket.
(c) He tells her to go back to the horsepond and wait for him.
(d) He tells her there are a gang of thieves headed their way.
2. Tony thinks Constance has not read all of the letter, so what does he do?
(a) He gives it to his mother to finish reading.
(b) He has a temper tantrum.
(c) He sits down and tries to read it himself.
(d) He puts the letter in his pocket to read later.
3. What does the maid tell Kate that Marlow thinks.
(a) He thinks Kate is the barmaid.
(b) He thinks Miss Neville is Kate.
(c) He thinks it is all a joke.
(d) He thinks he is a fool for coming here.
4. Why does Mr. Hardcastle not go back into the house?
(a) He hasn't finished his walk.
(b) He is sure he heard two voices and wants to know who else is there.
(c) He thinks there is someone with a gun in the thicket.
(d) He wants to find out how Tony got so muddy.
5. What subterfuge do Constance and Tony carry out when Mrs. Hardcastle is in the room?
(a) They pretend to court one another.
(b) They go to opposite sides of the room.
(c) They pretend they are planning a wedding.
(d) They act shy around each other.
6. What does Hardcastle say that girls like?
(a) To be put in their place.
(b) To be played with and rumpled a little, too.
(c) To be offered expensive jewels.
(d) To think that they are tormenting a man.
7. What fate is Hastings resigned to as he and Constance go back to the house.
(a) Being confronted by Sir Charles.
(b) Waiting three years before they can marry.
(c) Losing Constance to Tony.
(d) Going to prison for stealing the jewels.
8. What does Tony say to Constance about the jewels now back with his mother.
(a) That he doesn't know where she has put them this time.
(b) That his mother will force them to marry now that she has the jewels.
(c) That Hastings will have to steal them again.
(d) That she can steal them this time.
9. When Hardcastle cannot stand any more, what does he do?
(a) He sends for the sheriff.
(b) He challenges Marlow to a duel.
(c) He gets drunk himself.
(d) He orders Marlow to leave his house.
10. How does Marlow say he saw Kate?
(a) He saw her as a simple-minded gold digger.
(b) He saw her as a witless girl.
(c) He saw her without emotion and parted without regret.
(d) He saw her only as a bonnet.
11. How does Kate as the barmaid rebuff Marlow.
(a) By telling him how she thinks he acted with Miss Hardcastle exactly like it happened.
(b) By telling him she hears the servant bell ringing for her.
(c) By saying she will scream if he tries to touch her.
(d) By saying that she sees Miss Hardcastle coming.
12. After Marlow runs from the room, how does Hardcastle confront his daughter.
(a) He asks what she is up to.
(b) He tells her to go put on her finery.
(c) He laughs at the ridiculous scene he just witnessed.
(d) He shames her for lying to him.
13. Who puts Marlow straight about the house?
(b) Miss Hardcastle.
14. What does Marlow now fear?
(a) That now he will be forced to marry Miss Hardcastle.
(b) That Kate will not show him her embroidery.
(c) That his father will disinherit him.
(d) That he will be drawn in characature and made fun of.
15. When Mrs. Hardcastle drags herself to where Tony is, what does he try to make her believe?
(a) The road to London had washed out in a flash flood.
(b) The horses were trained to find the way home.
(c) They are near London and should get help getting the carriage out of the pond.
(d) It was her fault for insisting on leaving in the middle of the night.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Hardcastle tell Kate he plans to do?
2. Why can't Hastings explain the problem of giving the jewels to Mrs. Hardcastle?
3. How does Mrs. Hardcastle show her blind love of her son, Tony?
4. What does Constance attempt to do?
5. What is in the letter?
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