Beware of Pity Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Stefan Zweig
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Page 34 through 76..

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does his decision to trot instead of gallop make Hofmiller realize about himself?
(a) He is undergoing a profound change as a result of his pity for Edith.
(b) He has lost the respect of his men.
(c) He loves Edith and wants to marry her.
(d) Edith's condition makes it impossible for him to respect her.

2. When Hofmiller is training with his men the morning following his tea with Edith, why does he order them to stop galloping and trot their horses?
(a) He wants to make less noise.
(b) He feels ashamed because he and his men can gallop freely while Edith cannot enjoy such pleasures.
(c) He thinks his men aren't skilled enough to gallop.
(d) The terrain is too hilly for galloping.

3. How does Hofmiller perceive Edith after their first two meetings?
(a) He thinks she's the most beautiful woman he's ever seen.
(b) He is immediately attracted to her and wants to court her.
(c) He finds her dull and boring.
(d) He sees her as an invalid who needs to be comforted and protected.

4. How does Edith react when she receives Hofmiller's flowers?
(a) She returns the flowers with an angry note.
(b) She phones him to say thanks.
(c) She asks her father to invite him for dinner.
(d) She invites him to tea.

5. After Kekesfalva speaks privately to Hofmiller about talking to Dr. Condor, what is Edith's mood when the two men return to the house?
(a) She is angry and demands to know what they've been discussing.
(b) She is cheerful and happy that Hofmiller has come for dinner.
(c) She seems to suspect that they've been talking about her, and she's quiet and moody for the rest of the evening.
(d) She is excited that Hofmiller is going to ask Dr. Condor about her prospects for improvement.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Edith find out that Hofmiller had been playing cards rather than inspecting a horse when he failed to show up at the castle?

2. What does Hofmiller think to himself about his decision not to gallop the horses?

3. Hofmiller shows his friends a gift that Kekesfalva gave him. What is the item?

4. Although Hofmiller is torn about whether or not he wants to continue seeing Edith and her family, what precipitates his decision to return to their home?

5. Why is Hofmiller uncomfortable when he first arrives at the dinner party?

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