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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Ralph expect of Catherine?
(a) That she will leave and not return.
(b) That she will teach him how to speak Italian.
(c) That she will go to get his son.
(d) That she will bear children for him.

2. What does Antonio eat every night at the restaurant?
(a) Oysters.
(b) Crab salad.
(c) Lobster.
(d) Prime rib.

3. What day does Ralph choose to marry Catherine?
(a) Easter Day.
(b) Thanksgiving Day.
(c) New Year's Day.
(d) Christmas Eve.

4. What does Ralph's head hit when he is tossed from the carriage?
(a) The road.
(b) A fence post.
(c) A rock.
(d) A wheel.

5. What does Catherine sew into the hem of her dress?
(a) Money.
(b) A letter.
(c) Jewelry.
(d) A photograph.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Emilia when Ralph met her?

2. Ralph's mother told him that he was born ____________________.

3. What is Ralph's condition when they arrive home?

4. Catherine notes that there are no _________________ in Ralph's house.

5. What is Antonio doing in the city in #63?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the secret garden, and gardens in general, symbolize in Catherine's life at this point?

2. What significance does the loss of Catherine's jewelry serve symbolically and as an element of foreshadowing?

3. What internal conflict does a youthful Truitt experience during his days of debauchery in Europe?

4. What are Truitt's thoughts about Antonio even though he and the boy hated each other years ago?

5. What does Truitt's wish to have Antonio back foreshadow for the story?

6. What do Malloy and Fisk report to Catherine regarding Antonio and to what do they reluctantly agree to do for Catherine?

7. What themes does the author introduce early in the story?

8. What tragedy did Ralph suffer twenty years ago and why does he try to maintain his composure at the train station?

9. How is Ralph described by the emotions he wears on his face as well as his obsession with sex?

10. How is the theme of isolation repeated as Catherine takes note of her new surroundings?

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