The Warden Test | Mid-Book 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 name of the old men's home where Harding works?

2. Grantly compares the newspaper that speaks badly of the warden to what in Russia?

3. How much money is Harding in debt at the beginning of Chapter 10, "Tribulation"?

4. Who says, "That's woman's logic all over, Mary"?

5. What is the name of Grantly's wife?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does a newspaper article describe Harding?

2. What advice does Grantly's wife give him that he refuses to listen to?

3. How do Bold and the beadsmen feel when they read an article about Harding in the newspaper?

4. How does Bunce react when he finds out that most of the beadsmen have already signed the petition saying that they deserve a much bigger share of the hospital's money?

5. How does the charitable men's home manage its money?

6. Why does the narrator say he has made up the town of Barchester?

7. What does Grantly warn Harding that will happen if he gives up his position?

8. What happens when Bold and Mary receive their party invitations?

9. How does Harding react when he reads an article about himself in the newspaper?

10. How does the bishop react when Harding tells him that Bold, who might marry his daughter, is looking to take legal action against him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Look at Harding's reasoning for giving up his position as warden. Why does he do this, even though Bold drops the lawsuit? Do you think he made the right decision? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the perspective used by the author for this novel. What kind of narrator does the reader get? Why do you think the author felt third-person was the best perspective for this novel? What is gained from this perspective? Do you feel like you missed out on anything by having a third-person narrator telling the story? How would the novel be different if it was written in first-person?

Essay Topic 3

Look at the author's use of Greek mythology in the novel. Where can you see references to it? Why do you think the author includes these references to ancient Greek mythology? Was is surprising to see these references in a book about the Christian church?

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