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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, "You must now, you know, cease any joking about me and Mr. Bold."?
2. What does the narrator say will probably happen to Eleanor if she goes to visit Bold?
3. What is the name of the cottage Eleanor and Harding decide to live in?
4. The narrator says unmarried woman of what age would oppose Eleanor and not give her sympathy?
5. About how old is Sir Abraham?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Harding rush to find Sir Abraham as soon as he gets to London?
2. How is Harding's resignation received, over all?
3. Why does Harding plan to sell his furniture when he resigns?
4. What happens when Eleanor tells Mary that she cannot marry Bold?
5. What is Harding's plan for he and Eleanor after the lawsuit is over?
6. How does Grantly react when Harding tells him he will resign?
7. Why does Bold leave angrily from his meeting with Tom?
8. Why does Harding feel he should leave for London as soon as possible?
9. What is Grantly's idea for how Harding can remain employed?
10. Why does Harding decide not to spend his second day in London in his hotel?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Look at the relationship between Grantly and his father, the bishop. What roles do Grantly and his father play at the church? What roles do they seem to play in their families? How does the bishop seem to feel about his son? How does Grantly seem to feel about the bishop? Why do you think the bishop always lets his son take charge of situations?
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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