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 beadsmen and their willingness to turn on Harding. Why do so many of them sign the petition against him? What do they hope to achieve? How do they end up?
Looking at the ending of the story, why do you think the author gave his readers a mostly happy ending? Were you surprised by the ending? Who did not get a happy ending? Why do you think these characters did not get a happy ending? In what way was their situation different?
What is the significance of the articles about Harding in "The Jupiter" and the two magazines that harshly attack him? What can be learned about Harding by looking at these articles? What can be learned about him from his reaction to his bad press? What does the author seem to be saying about people and gossip?
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