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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. The narrator says Eleanor is worthy of being the daughter of whom?
2. Grantly plans to give Harding's job at the old men's home to a man with how many children?
3. What Greek mythological character does Eleanor want to be like?
4. How does the narrator describe Harding's usual mood?
5. What is the name of the cottage Eleanor and Harding decide to live in?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Harding's plan for he and Eleanor after the lawsuit is over?
2. Why does Eleanor decide to visit Bold at the beginning of Chapter 11 "Iphigenia"?
3. How does Bold react when he comes home and finds Eleanor there crying?
4. How does Harding feel by the time he is about to meet Sir Abraham?
5. Why is Susan concerned about her father, Harding, resigning?
6. Why does Harding feel he should leave for London as soon as possible?
7. Why does Harding decide not to spend his second day in London in his hotel?
8. How does Bold respond when Eleanor begs him to promise that he will stop the legal proceedings against her father?
9. Why does Bold suspect that he is to blame for the article in the newspaper that slanders Harding?
10. Why does Harding plan to sell his furniture when he resigns?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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