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The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor of Casterbridge


by Thomas Hardy

The Mayor of Casterbridge: Mayor McCheese is Up for Reelection Quiz

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Q. What does Henchard sell while drunk?

His wife and daughter
His house and car
His wedding ring
Certainly not his twelve-pack of Corona. He’s not that drunk.
Q. Why does Susan travel to Casterbridge?

She is in search of a husband
For the warm beaches, cool drinks and lukewarm service
To try to get back her husband’s wedding ring
To track down her daughter’s father
Q. What does Henchard hire Farfrae to do?

Find Susan
Manage his business
Run his mayoral campaign
Cut him off when he starts drunkenly selling his most valuable possessions
Q. Why was Henchard planning to marry the young lady from Jersey?

He was in love with her
For her money
Because she was a mute, and he really likes that quality in a woman
To save her reputation
Q. Why does Henchard fire Farfrae?

Because Farfrae fails to do what he was hired to do
Because Henchard is jealous of Farfrae
Because Henchard finds out that Farfrae has a history of criminal activity
Because Farfrae has been dipping his pen in the company ink. And that stuff is expensive.