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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. Doctor Kimble, Silas Marner, Dolly Winthrop, and who else go back to investigate Molly Farren’s condition?
(a) Squire Cass.
(b) Godfrey Cass.
(c) Nancy Lammeter.
(d) Mr. Crackenthorp.

2. How long does the New Year’s Eve dance last?
(a) An evening of splendid fun.
(b) It lasted for days.
(c) One whole night.
(d) A lunch and a dinner.

3. What song does Dolly Winthrop have Aaron sing for Silas Marner?
(a) God save the King.
(b) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.
(c) The First Noel.
(d) Silent Night.

4. Why does Godfrey owe 100 pounds to his father?
(a) He wanted to enlist.
(b) He needed the money to pay off a gambling debt.
(c) He needed to buy a new horse.
(d) He had collected it from his father’s tenant, Fowler, and then let Dunsey borrow it and then lose it.

5. What form of discipline does Silas Marner try to use on Eppie when she wanders off without his knowing?
(a) He puts her in the coal-hole.
(b) He spanks her.
(c) He sends her to her room.
(d) He does not speak to her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Silas’ long-term reaction to the loss of his treasure?

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

3. What event at parties made Uncle Kimble, the doctor, intense and bitter?

4. What is the name of the Cass estate?

5. Who proves to be a great help to Silas Marner as he figures out how to parent Eppie?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Squire Cass mean when he tells Godfrey to “turn over a new leaf”?

5. Dolly Winthrop seems to be the only visitor who comes with genuine care. Does her visit succeed in convincing Silas Marner to attend church on Christmas? Why or why not?

6. Why is the connection between Eppie’s hair and Marner’s lost gold significant?

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

8. Why is Molly Farren on her way to the New Year’s Eve dance at the Red House? What are her motivations?

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

10. 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?

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