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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. Grantly says a local newspaper has taken up a case against what Lord?

2. What relation is Grantly to Harding?

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

4. Who says, "God bless you, sir, we know you was always our friend"?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens when Bold goes to visit Harding, hoping to demand a detailed statement of the hospital's accounts?

3. How does Hiram's Hospital come to exist?

4. What does Grantly say when he confronts the beadsmen about taking legal action?

5. What does Harding do to make sure he does not become enemies with Bold?

6. Why is Eleanor not worried about seeing Bold when she goes to see Mary?

7. What happens after Eleanor reproaches Bold for being at odds with her father?

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

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

10. How do the inmates at the hospital react when they hear about reforms in other churches?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore Bold's attempt at reforming the church and the hospital. What is Bold trying to accomplish with his reform? Why is he so concerned with Hiram's will? Why has he taken on the church? Why has he taken on Harding? How does Grantly feel about Bold's attempt at reform?

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

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?

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