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The Grammardog Guide to

The Mayor of
Casterbridge
by Thomas Hardy

All exercises use sentences from the novel.
Includes over 250 multiple choice questions.

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THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE by Thomas Hardy – Grammar and Style All exercises use sentences from the novel.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Exercise 1 --

Parts of Speech
25 multiple choice questions

....3

Exercise 2 --

Proofreading: Spelling, Capitalization,
Punctuation
12 multiple choice questions

....5

Exercise 3 --

Proofreading: Spelling, Capitalization,
Punctuation
12 multiple choice questions

....6

Exercise 4 --

Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
25 multiple choice questions

....7

Exercise 5 --

Complements
25 multiple choice questions on direct objects,
predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives,
indirect objects, and objects of prepositions

....9

Exercise 6 --

Phrases
25 multiple choice questions on prepositional,
appositive, gerund, infinitive, and participial
phrases

. . . 11

Exercise 7 --

Verbals: Gerunds, Infinitives, and Participles
25 multiple choice questions

. . . 13

Exercise 8 --

Clauses
25 multiple choice questions

. . . 15

THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE by Thomas Hardy – Grammar and Style

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Exercise 9 --

Style: Figurative Language
25 multiple choice questions on metaphor,
simile, personification, and onomatopoeia

. . . 17

Exercise 10 --

Style: Poetic Devices
25 multiple choice questions on assonance,
consonance, alliteration, repetition, and rhyme

. . . 19

Exercise 11 --

Style: Sensory Imagery
25 multiple choice questions

. . . 21

Exercise 12 --

Style: Allusions and Symbols
25 multiple choice questions on historical,
religious, literary, and mythological allusions
and symbols

. . . 23

Exercise 13 --

Style: Literary Analysis – Selected Passage 1
6 multiple choice questions

. . . 25

Exercise 14 --

Style: Literary Analysis – Selected Passage 2
6 multiple choice questions

. . . 27

Exercise 15 --

Style: Literary Analysis – Selected Passage 3
6 multiple choice questions

. . . 29

Exercise 16 --

Style: Literary Analysis – Selected Passage 4
6 multiple choice questions

. . . 31

Answer Key--

Exercises 1-16

. . . 33

Glossary

Definitions of Terms Used in Literary Analysis

. . . 35

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SAMPLE EXERCISES - THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE by Thomas Hardy EXERCISE 5

COMPLEMENTS

Identify the complements in the following sentences. Label the underlined words: d.o. = direct object
o.p. = object of preposition...
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