1. Why are weavers
typically objects of suspicion in Silas’s day?
2. How does Silas
know about herbal medicine?
4. Why doesn’t Silas
protest his innocence when he is framed for theft?
5. During the period
in his life when all he does is work and hoard money, Silas is likened
6. From where does
Godfrey obtain the one hundred pounds that he lends Dunsey?
7. Why does Godfrey
put up with Dunsey’s bullying?
8. Why does Dunsey
almost turn around and return home before he gets to the hunt?
9. Where does Silas
go when he finds his gold missing?
11. To whom does
everyone in town suspect the mysterious tinder-box belongs?
12. What do Mr. Crackenthorp,
Mr. Macey, and Dolly Winthrop all suggest when they come to visit
Silas after he loses his money?
13. Why does Nancy
arrive at the New Year’s dance resolved to reject Godfrey?
14. Why is Molly
Farren coming to the New Year’s dance?
15. Why do Nancy
and Priscilla wear the same dress to the New Year’s dance?
16. How is Eppie
able to enter Silas’s cottage so easily?
17. What is Silas’s
first thought when he notices that the mass of gold on his hearth
is in fact a baby girl?
18. What does Silas
attempt to do to discipline Eppie?
19. Why doesn’t Godfrey
go by the title of Squire?
20. What is Godfrey’s
role in Eppie’s life?
21. Why does Nancy
refuse for so long to adopt Eppie?
22. What prompts
Godfrey to confess his secret?
23. When Godfrey
confesses to Eppie that he is her father, what is her reaction?
24. Why does Silas
decide to return to Lantern Yard for a visit?
25. What is Nancy’s
reaction to Godfrey’s confession that he had a previous marriage