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

2. What does Silas Marner decide to do with the child he has found?
(a) Bring her to the parish.
(b) Take her to an orphanage in a nearby town.
(c) Keep her and raise her himself.
(d) Give her to Mrs. Kimble.

3. When Mrs. Kimble asks Silas Marner to surrender the child to the women’s care, what is his response?
(a) He doesn’t want to give her up, but he doesn’t know what to do with her.
(b) He most certainly will surrender the child if it means he won’t have to deal with it.
(c) He can’t part with the child. It came to him and he has a right to keep it.
(d) He’s scared to lose what came to him, but he sees the wisdom in the request.

4. Who does Eppie want to marry?
(a) Nancy Lammeter’s son, Sebastian.
(b) Dolly Winthrop’s son, Aaron.
(c) Dolly Winthrop’s son, Joseph.
(d) Nancy Lammeter’s son, Charles.

5. Why does Dolly Winthrop have time to visit Silas Marner regularly?
(a) Because she was lazy.
(b) Because she was unemployed.
(c) Because she was in love with Silas Marner and made the time.
(d) Because she rose at 4:30 every morning and got her chores done early and had time to spare.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the one story genuinely considered by the town to explain the robbery of the gold?

2. After Silas Marner and Eppie find Molly Farren’s body, what does Silas do?

3. Who is with Molly Farren as she travels to the Red House?

4. When Godfrey follows Doctor Kimble and Silas Marner, what item of clothing does he forget he is wearing out into the snow?

5. Does Silas Marner's form of discipline for Eppie work?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it guessed that Godfrey and Nancy are “sweethearting” when they step out of the dance?

2. Who helps Silas Marner navigate parenthood? How was this helpful?

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

4. What is the scene like as the women prepare themselves before the festivities of the great New Year’s Eve dance at the Red House?

5. How does Silas Marner’s trial of using the coal-hole work?

6. How is Silas Marner viewed as Part 2 of the story begins?

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

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

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

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

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