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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How much time passes between the end of Part 1 and the beginning of Part 2?
(a) 16 months.
(b) 15 years.
(c) 10 years.
(d) 16years.

2. At the end of Chapter 14 Eppie is again referred to as an angel, this time leading Silas Marner away from what?
(a) The loss of his money.
(b) The dangers of depression.
(c) The best food in town.
(d) The city of destruction.

3. What is the one story genuinely considered by the town to explain the robbery of the gold?
(a) That Dunsey Cass was to blame.
(b) That Silas Marner was lying.
(c) That it must have been magical.
(d) That it was connected to the discovered tinderbox and peddler.

4. What curious habit has Silas Marner reluctantly taken up because it is “good for the fits” (171)?
(a) Eating more red meat.
(b) Going for a job every day.
(c) Gardening.
(d) Smoking a pipe.

5. How does Eppie begin to reform Silas Marner’s attitude towards life?
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) She brings him back into social life.
(c) She helps him rejoin the church.
(d) She makes his time away from his loom feel like a holiday.

Short Answer Questions

1. What light does Eppie see when she looks from the bosom of her passed out mother into the falling snow?

2. Why does Nancy want her sister Priscilla to wear the same style dress as her?

3. What color does Eliot use to describe Squire Cass’s anger at hearing the story of Godfrey’s confession?

4. How does Silas restrain two-year-old Eppie from wandering far while he works?

5. When Mrs. Kimble asks Silas Marner to surrender the child to the women’s care, what is his response?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Molly Farren and her child on the way to the dance at the Red House?

2. Why does Godfrey feel the need to confess everything at once to his father?

3. How does Godfrey handle Silas Marner’s adoption of Eppie?

4. When Silas Marner claims Eppie, what is the reaction of those at the party?

5. Why is the New Year’s Eve dance more important than the Christmas Day party at the Red House?

6. How does the conversation of the townsfolk differ from the feelings of Silas Marner regarding his stolen treasure?

7. Why does Godfrey meet his father after breakfast?

8. What was Silas Marner doing when Eppie entered his cottage?

9. How does having Eppie affect Silas Marner’s attitude towards church?

10. How does Silas attempt to keep track of Eppie while he works?

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