Silas Marner Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is the one neighbor who seems to have a genuine, though small, positive impact on Silas Marner?

3. What does Eppie ask Silas Marner if they could build outside of their house?

4. At the end of Chapter 14 Eppie is again referred to as an angel, this time leading Silas Marner away from what?

5. What is the weather like as Molly Farren traveled to Raveloe?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

9. Does Nancy actually want to step out of the dance with Godfrey? Why or why not?

10. What profession is the Kimble family famous for, and why will that end soon?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Summarize the response of Squire Cass when Godfrey confesses the situation about Dunsey, the horse Wildfire, and the lost money.

Essay Topic 2

In many ways, Silas Marner is a simple protagonist who does very little aside from enduring through the trials he is put through. Select three other characters besides Marner that Eliot uses to move the plot forward and write about how each of them impacts the story.

Essay Topic 3

Eliot uses very eloquent wording throughout the novel to describe scenery, conversations, and emotions. While these passages often do not drive the storyline forward, they are critical to the overall impact of the story. Select two examples where Eliot uses vivid language and explain how it helps the story.

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