Middlemarch: Eliot's Novel of Provincial Life


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How is the plot in George Eliot's Middlemarch different from the common Victorian marriage plot?

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1. In George Eliot's Middlemarch, why is Mary Garth reluctant to marry Fred Vincy?

2. Why does Mr. Bulstrode give alcohol to Raffles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Be prepared to answer multiple-choice questions related to the plot, characters and themes of George Eliot's Middlemarch.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your understanding of the following in Middlemarch:

  • The relationship between Mary Garth and Fred Vincy
  • Plot, in comparison to other Victorian novels
  • Self-delusion

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson on Middlemarch
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characters of Casaubon and Dorothea in Middlemarch
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about George Eliot's literary techniques

Additional Learning

Get a better understanding of the themes and narrative of this famous novel by checking out the lesson titled Middlemarch: Eliot's Novel of Provincial Life. The lesson will help you:

  • Learn the setting of Middlemarch
  • Identify personal information about George Eliot
  • Recognize important characters in the novel, such as Sir James Chettam and Tertius Lydgate