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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 do Harding and the beadsmen drink at his farewell gathering?
2. Where does Harding say he is going at the beginning of Chapter 13, "The Warden's Decision"?
3. Who does Grantly throw out of his home at the end of "Mr. Bold's Visit to Plumstead"?
4. The narrator says Eleanor will receive sympathy from girls younger than what age?
5. The narrator says Sir Abraham has a stoop where?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Bold leave angrily from his meeting with Tom?
2. What is Grantly's idea for how Harding can remain employed?
3. Why does Harding feel he should leave for London as soon as possible?
4. How does Bold respond when Eleanor begs him to promise that he will stop the legal proceedings against her father?
5. What happens when Eleanor tells Mary that she cannot marry Bold?
6. How does Tom seem to feel about his position at the newspaper?
7. What happens to the beadsmen when their warden resigns?
8. Why does Grantly assume that Bold wants to drop the changes against Harding?
9. How does Harding respond when Sir Abraham asks him why is concerned for his reputation?
10. Why does Eleanor decide to visit Bold at the beginning of Chapter 11 "Iphigenia"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explore the motives of Harding and Grantly throughout the novel. What drives each one? Which one seems to be more moral? Why? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
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 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?
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