1. What is the name of the first character introduced in the novel?
2. Who is married to the owner of the estate?
3. What activity are the married couple primarily engaged in at the beginning of the novel?
(a) Improving the landscape of their estate.
(b) Preparing for a year long tour of Europe.
(c) Considering applications for new household staff.
(d) Deciding whether to enlarge the home itself.
4. Whom does the master of the estate propose come to live with himself and his wife?
(a) The General.
(b) The Count.
(c) The Captain.
(d) The Baroness.
5. Where have the two young women mentioned in Part I, Chapter 1, been living for some years?
(a) At a boarding school.
(b) At the estate.
(c) At the royal court.
(d) At the home of a distant relative.
6. How did the master of the estate grow up?
(a) Impoverished; he lived on the streets.
(b) Ignored; he was the youngest of many siblings.
(c) Lonely; he made no friends.
(d) Spoiled; he got everything he wanted.
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