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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 Mary's relation to Bold?
2. Who begins the reform to get Harding fired from the old men's home?
3. Who says, "Sir Abraham has given most minute attention to the case"?
4. What is Sir Abraham's title?
5. How long has Bold been in the city where the old men's home is located?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Hiram's Hospital come to exist?
2. What do Grantly and the bishop tell Harding when he asks what should be done about the slander the Jupiter published against him?
3. How does Bold react when he comes home and finds Eleanor there crying?
4. How do the inmates at the hospital react when they hear about reforms in other churches?
5. How do Grantly and his lawyer prepare for the possibility that the beadsmen will take legal action against Harding?
6. Why does Harding rush to find Sir Abraham as soon as he gets to London?
7. What advice does Grantly's wife give him that he refuses to listen to?
8. What happens when Bold goes to visit Harding, hoping to demand a detailed statement of the hospital's accounts?
9. Why is Eleanor not worried about seeing Bold when she goes to see Mary?
10. What does Grantly warn Harding that will happen if he gives up his position?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Explore the character of Anticant. Why is it important that Anticant cannot see anything other than "good" and "evil" within a person's motives? How does this relate to the novel as a whole? Who else in the novel seems to have trouble seeing any gray area when it comes to good and evil?
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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