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

2. What song does Dolly Winthrop have Aaron sing for Silas Marner?

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

4. What does Godfrey Cass see by the doors that astonishes him?

5. Why does Dolly Winthrop have time to visit Silas Marner regularly?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How do the visits of his neighbors fail to help Silas Marner?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Part 2 of the novel, we see Godfrey Cass happy with everything except his lack of children. How does Eliot use Godfrey’s this as a symbol of the consequences of his failure to do what was right?

Essay Topic 3

Explain how Silas Marner and Eppie’s trip back to his old home of Lantern Yard failed to bring closure to the injustices of his past. Then explain how that lack of justice fails to ruin Silas Marner’s true happiness as the story ends.

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