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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, "I am sure he loves you better than anything in the world."
2. How much does Bold think dropping the lawsuit will cost?
3. How soon after his meeting with Sir Abraham does Harding go back home?
4. Who says, "What good to us is this place or all the money, if we are to be ill-spoken of ?"
5. What does Anticant do for a living?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Bold leave angrily from his meeting with Tom?
2. How does Bold respond when Eleanor begs him to promise that he will stop the legal proceedings against her father?
3. What happens to the beadsmen when their warden resigns?
4. Why does Grantly assume that Bold wants to drop the changes against Harding?
5. What is Grantly's idea for how Harding can remain employed?
6. What does a second newspaper article say about Harding and the lawsuit against him?
7. Why is Susan concerned about her father, Harding, resigning?
8. What is Harding's plan for he and Eleanor after the lawsuit is over?
9. Why does Harding feel he should leave for London as soon as possible?
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 theme of mixed motives found in the book. Who in the novel seems to have mixed motives? Cite at least three characters who have mixed motives and explain what they are? What does the author seem to be saying about the nature of mankind by giving his characters mixed motives?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Look at Harding's reasoning for giving up his position as warden. Why does he do this, even though Bold drops the lawsuit? Do you think he made the right decision? Why or why not?
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