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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 says, "I have the well-being of my child to look to"?

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

3. Who says, "It's all your own fault, archdeacon"?

4. What is the first name of the man who, centuries before the story opens, started a home for the old and destitute men of the city?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do Harding and Grantly feel about Bold's attempts to create reform?

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

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

5. How does a newspaper article describe Harding?

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

7. What does Grantly warn Harding that will happen if he gives up his position?

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

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

10. What is Harding's relationship to the Bishop of Barchester?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore Harding's willingness to fight to give up his position as warden. Why does Harding suddenly decide to fight? How has he acted prior to this? What examples can you think of for times he did not fight for what he wanted? Why do you think he chooses this time to not let Grantly boss him around? Is it important that Grantly and Susan think he is being foolish? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Explore the motives of Harding and Grantly throughout the novel. What drives each one? Which one seems to be more moral? Why? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Look at the author's use of Greek mythology in the novel. Where can you see references to it? Why do you think the author includes these references to ancient Greek mythology? Was is surprising to see these references in a book about the Christian church?

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