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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On Shell-Heap Island, the narrator muses that each person has a place inside in which what is kept?
(a) Our deepest emotions.
(b) Great regrets and great happiness.
(c) Our greatest sorrows.
(d) Our greatest humiliations.

2. What happens to Mrs. Blackett upon arrival?
(a) The crowd of visitors ignores her.
(b) She is asked to be the guest of honor.
(c) She is immediately whisked away by others.
(d) She injures herself stepping out of the carriage.

3. What does Mrs. Todd suggest they take for the trip?
(a) A high wagon.
(b) A carriage.
(c) A snack.
(d) Some herbs.

4. What does Elijah do in honor of his wife?
(a) He lives a solitary life alone in their house.
(b) He visits her grave daily.
(c) He vows never to remarry.
(d) He cries when he talks about her.

5. What reason do the visitors give for not having seen as many older guests as they would have hoped?
(a) Maybe the older guests don't enjoy the reunions as much as they used to.
(b) Maybe the older guests can no longer make the long journey.
(c) Maybe there aren't as many older guests to come anymore.
(d) Maybe the older guests are being replaced by the younger generation.

6. Who does Mrs. Todd begin talking about Sant Bowden with?
(a) Nathan.
(b) Sarah Jane Blackett.
(c) Captain Bowden.
(d) Mrs. Caplin.

7. What does Elijah do for a living?
(a) He is a fisherman.
(b) He is a blacksmith.
(c) He is a sailor.
(d) He is a farmer.

8. Who is the one person Mrs. Todd doesn't want to see at the reunion?
(a) William Blackett.
(b) Captain Bowden.
(c) Sarah Jane Blackett.
(d) Sant Bowden.

9. What does Joanna reveal to Mrs. Todd?
(a) That she has fallen ill.
(b) That she has decided to stay on the island.
(c) That she has decided to return to Dunnet Landing.
(d) That she has committed the ultimate sin.

10. What time of year does Joanna's funeral occur?
(a) Summer.
(b) Fall.
(c) Winter.
(d) Spring.

11. What impresses the narrator upon arriving?
(a) The many carriages.
(b) The young men's gentlemanly manners.
(c) The size of the house.
(d) The size of the family.

12. Why does Mrs. Todd compare Sant Bowden to the sprig?
(a) Sant's environment is too harsh for him to thrive.
(b) Sant doesn't receive enough love and attention from others.
(c) The sprig could do better if it had more ambition.
(d) Sant has potential but is unable to thrive out of his element.

13. How do Elijah and the narrator part?
(a) She asks if she may visit again.
(b) They agree to meet in the village.
(c) He asks if she would visit again.
(d) They agree not to meet again.

14. What emotion does Elijah awaken in the narrator?
(a) Regret.
(b) Compassion.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Fear.

15. When did the story of Joanna occur?
(a) Several years ago.
(b) When Mrs. Fosdick was a child.
(c) When Mrs. Todd was newly married.
(d) The previous summer.

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom does Mrs. Todd go to visit Joanna in Chapter 13?

2. What punishment does Joanna inflict on herself?

3. What ultimately happens to Joanna's ex-fiancé?

4. How does Mrs. Todd react to Joanna's revelation?

5. How do the townspeople react to Joanna?

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