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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Silas appear to look like when he arrives at the Rainbow after his gold is stolen?
(a) A skeleton.
(b) A zombie.
(c) A woman.
(d) An apparition.

2. What was Silas Marner’s reputation in Lantern Yard before he was betrayed?
(a) An imposter who traded information for money.
(b) A quiet and peaceful hermit isolated from the community.
(c) A young man of excellent standing and devout faith.
(d) A wild young man who was always getting into trouble.

3. What does Dunsey mean by “I’m always lucky in my weather” (39)?
(a) He enjoys weather more than most people.
(b) His luck comes from the weather.
(c) He gets luck from all sorts of weather.
(d) He believes that the weather will cooperate for him.

4. Who is appointed deputy-constable in the investigation of Silas' stolen gold?
(a) Mr. Dowlas.
(b) Silas Marner.
(c) Godfrey Cass.
(d) Mr. Snell, the landlord.

5. What does the landlord first have Silas Marner do after he arrives at the Rainbow?
(a) Take off his wet coat and sit by the fire.
(b) Tell his whole story with every detail.
(c) Get the constable.
(d) Declare who he thinks stole his gold.

6. What is it like outside when Dunsey left the weaver’s cottage?
(a) It was early morning and dewy.
(b) The sun was setting and it was breezy.
(c) It was raining and dark.
(d) It was pitch black and warm.

7. How old is Godfrey Cass when he is brought into the story?
(a) 15.
(b) 30.
(c) 26.
(d) 25.

8. How is Dunsey Cass described?
(a) An amicable fellow with a kind face.
(b) A sober-minded, religious young man.
(c) A wild young man who had great potential.
(d) A spiteful, jeering fellow.

9. What does Dunsey suggest in order for Godfrey to get the money needed to pay his father back?
(a) That Godfrey should sell his horse, Wildfire.
(b) That Godfrey should sell his house.
(c) That Godfrey should marry Nancy Lammeter and use her dowry.
(d) That Godfrey should use his savings.

10. Where does Silas Marner hide his gold?
(a) In the coal box.
(b) Buried under a tree.
(c) In the attic.
(d) Under his floor.

11. The loss of Wildfire causes Dunsey to turn to what source to get his brother’s money?
(a) Borrowing money from Bryce.
(b) Borrowing money from Keating.
(c) Selling his own horse.
(d) Silas Marner’s gold.

12. Dunsey blackmails his brother with what information in Chapter 3?
(a) Violence against his brother.
(b) His desire to marry Nancy Lammeter.
(c) His marriage to Molly Farren.
(d) His debts.

13. What does Dunsey think of as he passes Silas Marner’s cottage in Chapter 4?
(a) That the cottage looks very well kept.
(b) That the cottage looks ragged.
(c) That it is rumored Silas Marner has a small fortune hidden somewhere.
(d) That he would like to meet the crazy weaver.

14. Which pieces of money does Silas use to take care of his needs?
(a) The crowns.
(b) The half-crowns.
(c) The shillings and sixpences.
(d) The guineas.

15. After Sarah left Silas, how long was it before she married William Dane?
(a) Two months.
(b) Six months.
(c) One month.
(d) A year.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Dunsey initially want to get Silas Marner’s money?

2. What item is discovered near Silas’ cottage that is seen as a clue to the robbery?

3. How much is Wildfire sold for?

4. Why does Dunsey knock on Silas Marner’s door loudly?

5. Who at the Rainbow does Silas accuse of robbing him?

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