She Stoops to Conquer Test | Final 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. What does Jeremy, Marlow's servant, verify?

2. Why does Hastings say they must hurry if they plan to elope?

3. How is Hastings shocked by Marlow?

4. What is Kate's response as Marlow moves closer to her?

5. Who enters while Kate is struggling to get her hand away from Marlow?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Marlow speaks again to Kate, how does he behave?

2. After Marlow leaves and Kate enters the room, what is the conversation she has with the two gentlemen?

3. How does Constance attempt to stop Mrs. Hardcastle from reading the note?

4. Explain how the jewels end back up with Mrs. Hardcastle.

5. What happens between Marlow and Kate the next time they are alone?

6. Explain how Constance knows Sir Charles is coming for a visit and Hastings' reaction to the news.

7. When Constance cannot think of any more to read from the note, she crumples it up and hands it back to Tony. Why does he hand it back to his mother?

8. What transpires between Mr. Hardcastle and Tony in the dark?

9. How does Mr. Hardcastle react to seeing Marlow holding his daughter's hand?

10. How does Kate discover the misunderstanding that has been going on in the house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Research the 18th century British carriages. Specifically look up the post or mail coach that is mentioned several times in the play. In your paper describe the carriages and the social implications in the culture of the times. Write about how these carriages were precursors of modern luxury means of transportation.

Essay Topic 2

Words have changed their meaning since Goldsmith wrote this play. For example, the word modesty is used in an entirely different way from the way we use it today. Find at least ten examples of words that have a different meaning today and write a paper showing how they are used in the play and how we might use those words today. In some cases, it might be that the word in the play is no longer used and you will need to provide a modern word that expresses the same idea.

Essay Topic 3

In the 18th century, women, especially unmarried women, had almost no civil rights. Using Miss Neville as an example, explain how she had almost no control over her own affairs. Also, explain why Mrs. Hardcastle came to be her guardian and have control over her inheritance. Explain why Mr. Hardcastle had nothing to do with Miss Neville's situation. Contrast Tony's situation to Miss Neville's. His mother controlled his inheritance, but he had the promise of getting out from under that control even without marrying. What is the difference?

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