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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. Who does the narrator describe as "a man somewhat shy of speaking of himself"?
2. What is Harding's title at the hospital for old men?
3. What animal does the narrator compare Grantly to in Chapter 5, "Dr. Grantly Visits the Hospital"?
4. Who says, "Of course you've heard of the petition?"
5. What is the name of the newspaper that publishes a story about the lawsuit against the warden?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Eleanor not worried about seeing Bold when she goes to see Mary?
2. Why does the narrator say he has made up the town of Barchester?
3. 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?
4. How does the bishop react when Harding tells him that Bold, who might marry his daughter, is looking to take legal action against him?
5. What do Grantly and the bishop tell Harding that Sir Abraham has said about their legal case?
6. How do Grantly and his lawyer prepare for the possibility that the beadsmen will take legal action against Harding?
7. How does Harding react when Eleanor describes Bold as her enemy?
8. Why does Harding tell Eleanor to go for a walk after he gets done visiting at the bishop's palace?
9. How do the inmates at the hospital react when they hear about reforms in other churches?
10. What is Harding's relationship to the Bishop of Barchester?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Explore the relationship between John Bold and his sister Mary. Describe how Bold and Mary interact with each other. What sense do you get about their dynamic? Why do you think they have such a close relationship? What techniques does the author use to portray their closeness to the reader? Why do you think he presents a brother and sister who are five years apart with such a close relationship?
Essay Topic 3
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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