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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, "What good to us is this place or all the money, if we are to be ill-spoken of ?"
2. How much does Bold think dropping the lawsuit will cost?
3. Who does Harding owe money to when he plans to sell personal belongings?
4. Who says, " I want to ask you if you can oblige me in a certain matter"?
5. What is the name of the cottage Eleanor and Harding decide to live in?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does a second newspaper article say about Harding and the lawsuit against him?
2. How does Bold react when he comes home and finds Eleanor there crying?
3. Why does Harding decide not to spend his second day in London in his hotel?
4. Why does Grantly assume that Bold wants to drop the changes against Harding?
5. Why does Harding plan to sell his furniture when he resigns?
6. Why does Bold suspect that he is to blame for the article in the newspaper that slanders Harding?
7. Why is Susan concerned about her father, Harding, resigning?
8. What is Grantly's idea for how Harding can remain employed?
9. Why does Eleanor decide to visit Bold at the beginning of Chapter 11 "Iphigenia"?
10. Why does Sir Abraham think Harding has come to see him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the perspective used by the author for this novel. What kind of narrator does the reader get? Why do you think the author felt third-person was the best perspective for this novel? What is gained from this perspective? Do you feel like you missed out on anything by having a third-person narrator telling the story? How would the novel be different if it was written in first-person?
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
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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