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. Who does Grantly get to represent him in the case against Bold?

2. Grantly says a local newspaper has taken up a case against how many bishops?

3. What relation is Grantly to Harding?

4. What is the relationship between Harding and the bishop?

5. What is Grantly's relationship to the bishop?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Grantly and his lawyer prepare for the possibility that the beadsmen will take legal action against Harding?

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

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

5. What does Grantly do after he decides to nip the beadsmens' rebellion in the bud.

6. What do Grantly and the bishop tell Harding that Sir Abraham has said about their legal case?

7. Why does Bold take issue with the charitable men's home?

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

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

10. What happens when Bold sees Eleanor after missing Harding's party?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Explore the use of foreshadowing in the novel. What instances of foreshadowing appear early in the novel? How do they eventually play out in the novel? What purpose do these hints from the author serve to the reader?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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