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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. How far into her marriage does Mrs. Morel stop loving her husband?
(a) 5 years.
(b) 6 months.
(c) 1 year.
(d) 3 years.

2. In the beginning, what year does the novel take place?
(a) 1830.
(b) 1905.
(c) 1895.
(d) 1885.

3. Which family member does Paul most resemble?
(a) Mrs. Morel.
(b) Annie.
(c) William.
(d) Mr. Morel.

4. What is said to have saved Mrs. Morel from depression after William's death?
(a) Paul's illness.
(b) Annie's love life.
(c) Mr. Morel's illness.
(d) Paul's love life.

5. Who gets a job as a clerk in a co-op office?
(a) Mrs. Morel.
(b) Annie.
(c) William.
(d) Mr. Morel.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the names of the Morel parents?

2. What does Mr. Morel throw at his wife's head?

3. How does the family's visitor arrive in their town?

4. Which word most describes Paul's personality?

5. Where does Mr. Morel begin to spend more time to avoid Mrs. Morel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens in "Paul Launches into Life" that causes Mr. Morel to become physically hurt?

2. Why does Mr. Morel blame Mrs. Morel for their fight?

3. Describe Nottinghamshire and The Bottoms.

4. How does Mrs. Morel feel about her baby when it is born?

5. Describe the feelings that Paul and Miriam have for each other, and why in "Lad-and-Girl Love".

6. What does the time period of Sons and Lovers tell us about domestic abuse in the novel?

7. Compare the jobs that Paul and William have to that of Mr. Morel and explain why there is such a difference.

8. Why does Paul pick up his father's paychecks and pay some of the bills?

9. How is Arthur described as being similar to his father?

10. Why doesn't Mrs. Morel accept Mr. Morel's apology for locking her out of the house?

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