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. After Marlow runs from the room, how does Hardcastle confront his daughter.

2. When Marlow enters, who gets the blame for all the trouble in the house?

3. How does Hardcastle give Marlow a hard time?

4. What is Constance resolved to do at this point?

5. How many times does Marlow insist he had an interview with Kate?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mrs. Hardcastle make an appearance in the garden.

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

3. How does Hardcastle respond to Kate's hope that he will forgive Marlow?

4. Describe the conflict between Constance and Tony now that Mrs. Hardcastle has the jewels back?

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

6. What is the act Tony and Constance put on for Mrs. Hardcastle's benefit?

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

8. What is young Marlow's purpose in seeking out Mr. Hardcastle before he leaves the house?

9. What argument does Kate use to calm her father down.

10. Why have Marlow's servants all gotten drunk to the great displeasure of Mr. Hardcastle?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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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