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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. Who is with Molly Farren as she travels to the Red House?
(a) Her eight-year-old son.
(b) Her husband.
(c) Her two-year-old daughter.
(d) Her adult son.

2. Which party is the biggest event of the year for the Red House?
(a) The New Year’s Eve dance.
(b) The Easter gala.
(c) They had no big events.
(d) The family Christmas party.

3. What part of the sight of Molly Farren’s dead body stays vivid in Godfrey’s memory?
(a) Her emaciated frame.
(b) Her worn and wrinkled hands.
(c) Her long black hair.
(d) Her worn, lined face.

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

5. How does Silas restrain two-year-old Eppie from wandering far while he works?
(a) By keeping her locked in her room.
(b) By tying her to the leg of his loom.
(c) By keeping her gated in a corner of the room.
(d) By keeping her in the coal-hole.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Molly Farren traveling so late in the day?

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

3. What form of discipline does Silas Marner try to use on Eppie when she wanders off without his knowing?

4. Does anyone connect that the disappearance of both Dunsey and Silas Marner’s gold occurred on the same day?

5. What curious habit has Silas Marner reluctantly taken up because it is “good for the fits” (171)?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

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

6. Is the religious life of Raveloe the same as that of Lantern Yard?

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

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

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

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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