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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. Mrs. Larsen tells Catherine that if Catherine hurts Ralph, ______________________.
(a) He will kill her.
(b) Mrs. Larsen will hurt her.
(c) He will go mad.
(d) He will kill himself.

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

3. Who was Ralph's brother?
(a) Michael.
(b) Edward.
(c) Andrew.
(d) Charles.

4. Why is Ralph surprised by Catherine's appearance?
(a) She has red hair.
(b) She is much taller than he expected.
(c) She is pregnant.
(d) She is not the woman in the photo she had sent him.

5. What does Catherine notice as she and Ralph drive toward his house?
(a) The isolation.
(b) The destruction.
(c) The beautiful trees.
(d) The children playing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What makes Ralph anxious as he waits for the train?

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

3. Antonio says that his real family lives in what city?

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

5. What does Catherine lose in the carriage accident?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Ralph Truitt doing as the novel begins?

2. What is the significance of the canary that Catherine purchases?

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

4. Describe the carriage accident in which Ralph is hurt.

5. What is the significance of Truitt's mother stabbing him with a needle and then the resulting scar that reminds him of the act?

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

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

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

9. In what way does Ralph and Catherine's relationship begin with a lie?

10. What were the circumstances in which Emilia left Truitt?

(see the answer keys)

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