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Assignment A

Q1. What is the significance of the book’s structure? What does each of its three parts represent? Why are the different sections given agricultural titles when the book is about industrial England?

Q2. Does Hard Times have a protagonist? Does it have a main character? What makes you think so, and who might the main character be?

Q3. As a child, Bitzer is a model pupil at Gradgrind’s school. How does his conduct as a porter at Bounderby’s bank reflect his early education? Would you consider him a “success” according to Gradgrind’s criteria? Why or why not?

Q4. What role does the supernatural play in Wuthering Heights?

Q5. What do Adela and Mrs. Moore hope to get out of their visit to India? Do they succeed?

Q6. What causes Adela’s breakdown? Why does she accuse Aziz? What qualities enable her to admit the truth at the trial?

Q7. What purpose does Part III, “Temple,” play in A Passage to India?

Q8. Analyze how Austen depicts Mr. Bennet. Is he a positive or negative figure?



Q1.   Compare and contrast the roles of Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Mrs. Bennet.

Q2.   Compare and contrast the Bingley-Darcy relationship with the Jane-Elizabeth relationship.

Q3.   In many ways, Wuthering Heights structures itself around matched, contrasting pairs of themes and of characters. What are some of these pairs, and what role do they play in the book?


Q1: Complete the quotation: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a ___.”
Q2: The Bennet family lives in the village of
Q3: Mr. Bingley, when he attends the ball in Meryton, seems to be quite taken with
Charlotte Lucas
Q4: How does Mr. Darcy offend Elizabeth at the first ball?
He insults her father.
He dances with Jane too often.
He slaps her.
He refuses to dance with her.
Q5: Elizabeth’s best friend is named
Mrs. Phillips
Charlotte Lucas
Miss Bingley
Mrs. Gardiner
Q6: Why does Jane’s visit to the Bingleys end up lasting for days?
She gets soaked in a rainstorm and becomes ill.
Mr. Bingley proposes to her.
Mrs. Bennet forgets to send a carriage to bring her home.
Jane is hoping to make Mr. Darcy fall in love with her.
Q7: What does it mean that Mr. Bennet’s property is “entailed”?
Lady Catherine de Bourgh gave it to him.
It can only be inherited by a male.
It comes from his wife’s family.
He rents from Sir William Lucas.
Q8: What reason does Wickham give Elizabeth for his dislike of Darcy?
Darcy killed his cousin in a duel.
Darcy wouldn’t let Wickham marry his sister.
Darcy betrayed his country.
Darcy cheated him out of an inheritance.
Q9: To which Bennet daughter does Mr. Collins propose marriage?
Q10: Whom does Mr. Collins marry?
Miss Bingley
Charlotte Lucas
Q11: What is the name of Sissy’s father’s dog?
Mr. Snips
Q12: What is the main principle of Mr. Gradgrind’s philosophy?
Q13: Mrs. Pegler is the mother of which character?
Q14: Who robs the bank?
Mrs. Sparsit
Q15: What is the common name for poor Coketown factory workers?
Q16: Sissy believes her father abandoned her for what reason?
Her own best interest
To elope with a Frenchwoman
Grief over her mother’s death
A desire to see the world
Q17: Which of the following characters dies during the course of the novel?
Mrs. Gradgrind
James Harthouse
Q18: Who is Kidderminster?
A circus worker who dresses up as Cupid
Mr. Gradgrind’s fellow Member of Parliament
Sissy’s father
The Hand who organizes the workers’ union
Q19: What does Rachael find that leads her to believe Stephen has been murdered?
A trail of bloody footprints
A note from the killer
His hat, abandoned in a field
An empty bottle of poison
Q20: How does Stephen die?
He is crushed by factory machinery
A fall into Old Hell Shaft
Malnutrition as a result of poverty
Q21: What is inscribed above the entrance of Wuthering Heights?
“Hindley Earnshaw, 1729”
“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here”
“Hareton Earnshaw, 1500”
Q22: What kind of countryside surrounds Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange?
Grassy plains
Q23: What destination does the young Catherine have in mind when she leaves Thrushcross Grange for the first time?
Wuthering Heights
The fairy caves at Penistone Crags
The nearby village
London, where her cousin Linton lives
Q24: What is the name of the village near Wuthering Heights?
Loch Crag
Q25: In what region of England was Emily Brontë raised?
Q26: Who plans to live at Thrushcross Grange at the end of the novel?
Young Catherine and Hareton
Young Catherine and Linton Heathcliff
Q27: Over the course of the novel, which characters claim to see Catherine’s ghost?
Heathcliff, Hareton, young Catherine, and Joseph
Edgar Linton and Heathcliff
Joseph and Nelly Dean
Lockwood and Heathcliff
Q28: On what day do young Catherine and Hareton plan to be married?
New Year’s Day
The Ides of March
The anniversary of Heathcliff’s death
Valentine’s Day
Q29: Why does young Catherine climb over the garden wall?
To escape from the Grange
To meet with Linton
To retrieve her hat, which fell off as she stretched for the fruit of a tree
To escape her mother’s ghost
Q30: Who raises Hareton during the early years of his life?
Q31: In the opening dialogue of the novel, who is most open to the possibility of Indian- English friendship?
Mahmoud Ali
Hamidullah’s wife
Q32: Why is Aziz at the mosque where he meets Mrs. Moore?
Because it is the traditional time for prayer
Because Englishwomen have stolen his tonga
Because he is restless and agitated
Because he sensed her presence
Q33: How does Aziz sense Mrs. Moore is sympathetic to him?
She is knowledgeable about Islam
She approaches him first
She appears unafraid of him
She speaks frankly about her dislike for Mrs. Turton
Q34: Why, at the beginning of the novel, is Adela Quested dissatisfied with her visit to India?
Because she wants to be engaged to Ronny
Because she wants to see the real India
Because she does not get along with Mrs. Moore
Because she dislikes Ronny’s friends
Q35: Why does Turton throw the Bridge Party?
He throws one every year
Because his superior ordered him to
To please Adela
To please the Nawab Bahadur
Q36: Who runs their horse into the flowers at the Bridge Party?
Miss Derek
Panna Lal
The Bhattacharyas
Q37: What is the main reason Aziz decides not to attend the Bridge Party?
It coincides with the anniversary of his wife’s death
He feels sick to his stomach
He wants to spend time with his children
He is angry with Major Callendar
Q38: What disconcerts Ronny about his mother’s story about meeting a young man in the mosque?
She disobeyed his orders
She should not be hanging around with younger men
Her tone of voice does not indicate that the young man is Indian
She sounds depressed
Q39: Which of the following does not upset Mrs. Moore on the day of Fielding’s tea party?
Adela and Ronny’s bickering
Aziz’s overfriendliness
Adela’s spontaneous admission that she will return to England
Godbole’s religious song
Q40: Which of the following does not cause Adela to change her mind and become engaged to Ronny?
The landscape and sky of Chandrapore
The sexual magnetism between her and Ronny
Her and Ronny’s mutual distaste for Miss Derek and the Nawab Bahadur
A brief lecture from Mrs. Moore