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The Mill on the Floss

George Eliot

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Which of these reasons is not one of Mr. Tulliver's reasons for sending Tom on for more education?

What does Mr. Tulliver seek Mr. Riley's advice about?

What book does Maggie show Mr. Riley that she is reading?

Why does Tom first get angry at Maggie when he comes home from school in Book First?

Why does Tom break off his friendship with Bob Jakin?

What impulsive action does Maggie take during the visit of her aunts and uncles in Book First?

What do Mrs. Glegg and Mr. Tulliver have a disagreement over?

Why does Mr. Tulliver ultimately decide not to press his sister for the money she owes him?

What are Maggie's intentions towards the gypsies?

What was St. Ogg's profession?

Who insists upon the repayment of the 500 pounds between Mr. Tulliver and Mrs. Glegg?

Who is Tom's only playmate during his first term with Mr. Stelling?

Why is Christmas dreary after Tom's first term with Mr. Stelling?

How does Philip Wakem first win Tom's respect?

What feature of Maggie's draws Philip to her?

What is Philip's first thought when Tom drops a sword on his own foot?

With whom does Maggie go to boarding school?

What is Mr. Tulliver reading when he has a stroke?

Why does Maggie become angry at her aunts and uncles during her father's illness?

What causes Lawyer Wakem to buy the mill?

What does Mr. Tulliver make Tom write in the family Bible?

How does Tom manage to pay off the family debt?

What is Stephen Guest's relationship to Lucy Deane?

What is the significance of Maggie's sewing?

Why does Maggie become angry when Stephen kisses her arm at the dance?

Which of the following is not a reason that Maggie decides to leave Stephen in Mudport and return to St. Ogg's?

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