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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 Dr. Grantly's first name?
2. What animal does the narrator compare Grantly to in Chapter 5, "Dr. Grantly Visits the Hospital"?
3. Who says, "Of course you've heard of the petition?"
4. What is Bold's occupation?
5. Who says, "Personal emnity! Going to do!"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Harding feel he should leave for London as soon as possible?
2. What happens to the beadsmen when their warden resigns?
3. What do Grantly and the bishop tell Harding that Sir Abraham has said about their legal case?
4. What does Harding do to make sure he does not become enemies with Bold?
5. What does Grantly warn Harding that will happen if he gives up his position?
6. How does Harding feel by the time he is about to meet Sir Abraham?
7. How does Tom seem to feel about his position at the newspaper?
8. What is Grantly's idea for how Harding can remain employed?
9. Why does Bold leave angrily from his meeting with Tom?
10. When the story ends, what is the status of Harding's family and their relationships to each other?
Essay Topic 1
Explore Eleanor's role in the novel. How does she help to drive the plot? What purpose does she serve for Harding? What about for Bold? What are her motives? What seems to be her main function in the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Look at the description of Grantly's home. How does the description paint Grantly? Why do you think the author chooses to show Grantly's true nature through a description of his home? Why do you think he does not just explain to the reader all of Grantly's characteristics?
Essay Topic 3
Explore the relationship between Harding and the bishop. Why do you think they are so close? How are they alike? How they different? How do they interact with each other? What role does the bishop play for Harding?
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