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The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss


by George Eliot

The Mill on the Floss: Tullivers’ Travails Quiz

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Q. In what does Maggie find temporary comfort?

A pair of down pillows filled with the feathers of angels
A social club
An extreme form of religion
Q. What does Maggie do when Tom demands that she stop seeing Philip?

She relents and breaks things off with Philip
She tells Tom off and continues seeing Philip
She finds a loophole in the request and continues seeing Philip, but never looks directly at him
Q. Why do the Tullivers need to move away?

Because Tom is not able to raise enough money to save the family
Because what else are they going to do with all of those boxes?
Because Mr. Tulliver attacks Mr. Wakem and then dies
Because Mr. Wakem buys the town and orders them away
Q. With whom does Maggie fall in love?

Herself, but it doesn’t work out. It’s not her, it’s her.
Philip’s brother
Her uncle’s new wife
Her cousin’s boyfriend
Q. How do Tom and Maggie die?

They drown
They are eaten by wolves
They get pneumonia
They die of a love triangle to the forehead