Silas Marner Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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Silas Marner Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The loss of Wildfire causes Dunsey to turn to what source to get his brother’s money?
(a) Silas Marner’s gold.
(b) Borrowing money from Bryce.
(c) Borrowing money from Keating.
(d) Selling his own horse.

2. How old is Godfrey Cass when he is brought into the story?
(a) 15.
(b) 30.
(c) 25.
(d) 26.

3. Who was William Dane?
(a) Silas Marner’s grandfather.
(b) Silas Marner’s best friend.
(c) Silas Marner’s brother.
(d) Silas Marner’s father.

4. What is it like outside when Dunsey left the weaver’s cottage?
(a) It was pitch black and warm.
(b) It was early morning and dewy.
(c) The sun was setting and it was breezy.
(d) It was raining and dark.

5. Who is appointed deputy-constable in the investigation of Silas' stolen gold?
(a) Godfrey Cass.
(b) Mr. Snell, the landlord.
(c) Mr. Dowlas.
(d) Silas Marner.

6. Dunsey blackmails his brother with what information in Chapter 3?
(a) Violence against his brother.
(b) His debts.
(c) His marriage to Molly Farren.
(d) His desire to marry Nancy Lammeter.

7. What does Dunsey mean by “I’m always lucky in my weather” (39)?
(a) He believes that the weather will cooperate for him.
(b) He gets luck from all sorts of weather.
(c) His luck comes from the weather.
(d) He enjoys weather more than most people.

8. Why is Godfrey waiting to speak with Dunsey when they enter the story in Chapter 3?
(a) He wants to ride horses together.
(b) He wants Dunsey to pay him back the money he borrowed.
(c) They are starting a business venture.
(d) He wants to fight with Dunsey.

9. Why does Dunsey knock on Silas Marner’s door loudly?
(a) He thinks Silas Marner is hard of hearing.
(b) He wants to frighten Silas Marner with his sudden arrival.
(c) He is afraid Silas Marner is not home.
(d) He hears something coming behind him.

10. Where does Silas Marner hide his gold?
(a) In the attic.
(b) Under his floor.
(c) Buried under a tree.
(d) In the coal box.

11. Who is Godfrey Cass in love with?
(a) Sarah of Lantern Yard.
(b) Molly Pitcher.
(c) Nancy Lammeter.
(d) Molly Farren.

12. How long is Dunsey in Silas Marner’s cottage looking for the gold?
(a) 30 minutes.
(b) 15 minutes.
(c) 2 minutes.
(d) 5 minutes.

13. Which pieces of money does Silas use to take care of his needs?
(a) The half-crowns.
(b) The crowns.
(c) The guineas.
(d) The shillings and sixpences.

14. What other option does Godfrey see besides confessing to his father?
(a) Moving away.
(b) A life spent in fear.
(c) Bankruptcy.
(d) Enlisting as a soldier.

15. Who were the “pallid undersized men” (9) who looked odd next to the “brawny country-folk” (9)?
(a) Peddlers.
(b) Priests.
(c) Farmers.
(d) Weavers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Silas appear to look like when he arrives at the Rainbow after his gold is stolen?

2. William Dane frames Silas Marner for what crime in Lantern Yard?

3. What does Dunsey think of as he passes Silas Marner’s cottage in Chapter 4?

4. Why does Silas Marner suspect Jem Rodney of stealing his gold?

5. Why is Silas Marner valuable to Raveloe?

(see the answer keys)

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