Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many men lived in the home for old men when it first started?
2. Who says, "It's all your own fault, archdeacon"?
3. What is Dr. Grantly's first name?
4. Who is Grantly's lawyer?
5. What is the name of the beadsman who mutters "he didn't know" over and over?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Bold leave angrily from his meeting with Tom?
2. What happens after Eleanor reproaches Bold for being at odds with her father?
3. What happens when Grantly tells Bold he cannot back out of the legal situation?
4. How does Grantly react when Harding tells him he will resign?
5. What is Harding's plan for he and Eleanor after the lawsuit is over?
6. Why is Harding hesitant to let Grantly take on Bold in a legal battle?
7. Why does Harding decide not to spend his second day in London in his hotel?
8. How does Bold react when he comes home and finds Eleanor there crying?
9. How is Harding's resignation received, over all?
10. What advice does Grantly's wife give him that he refuses to listen to?
Explore the author's use of names throughout the book. What are some of the telling names he gives his characters? Why do you think he uses the obvious names? For at least three characters, explain what you think he is trying to convey to his readers with these names. Use examples from the text to support your answers.
Explore the theme of mixed motives found in the book. Who in the novel seems to have mixed motives? Cite at least three characters who have mixed motives and explain what they are? What does the author seem to be saying about the nature of mankind by giving his characters mixed motives?
Explore the character of Anticant. Why is it important that Anticant cannot see anything other than "good" and "evil" within a person's motives? How does this relate to the novel as a whole? Who else in the novel seems to have trouble seeing any gray area when it comes to good and evil?
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