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The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge


by Thomas Hardy

The Mayor of Casterbridge: Maya’ the Playa Quiz

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Q. Why does Henchard start treating Elizabeth-Jane cruelly?

Because he finds out that she isn’t really his daughter
Because he is taking out the pain of his loss on her
Because she was asking for it
Because he believes in tough love
Because his punching bag is in the shop
Q. Why does Lucetta change her mind about marrying Henchard?

Because she finds out that he auctioned off his wife and daughter
Because she is afraid she is walking into a trap. However, that chunk of cheese does look awfully delicious...
Because she falls for Farfrae
Because she decides to enter the sisterhood
Q. What does Lucetta ask Henchard to give to her?

A heartfelt apology. No - like he means it.
Old love letters
Q. What lie does Henchard tell Newson?

That a straight beats a flush
That Elizabeth-Jane is dead
That Susan is dead
Q. What does Farfrae do after Lucetta’s death?

He marries Elizabeth-Jane
He kills Henchard
He tries to enter a convent, totally missing the "Women Only - Men Keep Out!" sign in front