The Warden Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 Greek mythological character does Eleanor want to be like?

2. Who meets Harding at the train station when he goes home?

3. A second newspaper article that speaks badly of Harding asks why an old men's home needs what?

4. Who accompanied Grantly to London to find Harding?

5. Why does the narrator, when addressing his female readers, say they do not understand Eleanor?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Grantly tells Bold he cannot back out of the legal situation?

2. How does Grantly react when Harding tells him he will resign?

3. What happens to the beadsmen when their warden resigns?

4. Why does Harding decide not to spend his second day in London in his hotel?

5. What is Grantly's idea for how Harding can remain employed?

6. Why does Harding plan to sell his furniture when he resigns?

7. What happens when Eleanor tells Mary that she cannot marry Bold?

8. How does a magazine called "The Almshouse" portray Harding?

9. Why does Grantly assume that Bold wants to drop the changes against Harding?

10. How does Tom seem to feel about his position at the newspaper?

Essay Topics

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

Explore Bold's attempt at reforming the church and the hospital. What is Bold trying to accomplish with his reform? Why is he so concerned with Hiram's will? Why has he taken on the church? Why has he taken on Harding? How does Grantly feel about Bold's attempt at reform?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the character of Sir Abraham. What role does he serve in the novel? How do his views on morality shed light on Harding's moral conflict for the reader? Why do you think the author gives him such exaggerated characteristics?

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