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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. When Hardcastle cannot stand any more, what does he do?
2. How does Marlow conspire to get closer to Kate?
3. What is Kate's plan for Marlow?
4. Who tells Kate that Marlow thinks the house is an inn?
5. How is Hastings shocked by Marlow?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Hastings' mood after Constance has left with Mrs. Hardcastle.
2. Describe the conflict between Constance and Tony now that Mrs. Hardcastle has the jewels back?
3. How does Mrs. Hardcastle react when she reads the real note?
4. What happens between Marlow and Hastings after Mrs. Hardcastle gets possession of the jewels once again?
5. What transpires between Mr. Hardcastle and Tony in the dark?
6. When Marlow speaks again to Kate, how does he behave?
7. What argument does Kate use to calm her father down.
8. Why have Marlow's servants all gotten drunk to the great displeasure of Mr. Hardcastle?
9. Explain how Constance knows Sir Charles is coming for a visit and Hastings' reaction to the news.
10. What is young Marlow's purpose in seeking out Mr. Hardcastle before he leaves the house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Unseen central objects in SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER are the jewels. These jewels were not very secure in Mrs. Hardcastle's locked bureau drawer. The British obsession with jewels goes back many centuries and may be best illustrated by the Royal Crown jewels of the monarchs. Research some of the most spectacular crown jewels and write a paper about their value and how they are kept safe.
Essay Topic 2
The jewels are an important element in the story, although they are never seen. Using this example, write an essay about how valuables often become more important than people. Use Mrs. Hardcastle to show that her greed for keeping the jewels in her family was actually more important to her than Tony's happiness.
Essay Topic 3
Select three of four scenes in SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER that you consider to be very funny. Write about the words and actions that make the scenes comical in nature. Compare those scenes to movie or TV comedies today and show how early writers like Goldsmith influenced our ideas of what is funny in a play or film.
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