Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Phases 2, 3 and 4

  1. Complete the quotation, painted by the sign-writer: “THY ___________ SLUMBERETH NOT”.
  2. Why does Tess sit at the back of the church when she returns home?
  3. What is wrong with the location of Sorrow’s grave?
  4. Who speaks the following line, and to whom?

“Why didn’t you tell me there was danger in men-folk? Why didn’t you warn me?”

  1. What is the name of Tess’s home village?
  2. What does the title, “The Rally”, imply?
  3. What is the name of Tess’s employer at Talbothay’s?
  4. Where had Tess seen Angel before?
  5. What is Angel’s ambition, professionally?
  6. Which musical instrument does Angel play?
  7. Why does Tess knock back all of Angel’s compliments?
  8. What prevents the maids getting to the Mellstock church?
  9. Even though the girls love Angel, who does Tess say she intends to marry?
  10. How do Angel’s parents feel he has changed?
  11. How does his mother’s treatment of the gifts from the Cricks show her snobbery?
  12. Who do Angel’s parents want him to marry?
  13. Why is Angel pleased to hear of Tess’s connection to the d’Urberville family name?
  14. What does Tess’s mother advise her in her letter?
  15. What happens to Tess’s confession to Angel?
  16. What local ill-omen occurs on the wedding day?
  17. What gross hypocrisy does Angel show on their wedding night?