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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 Grantly's relationship to the bishop?

2. How many years older is Mary than Bold?

3. Who says, "Personal emnity! Going to do!"?

4. When Eleanor sees Harding upset, who does she try to send him?

5. What is Sir Abraham's last name?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why does Harding tell Eleanor to go for a walk after he gets done visiting at the bishop's palace?

8. Why is Harding hesitant to let Grantly take on Bold in a legal battle?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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