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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Eduard focus on in his solitude?
(a) His business prospects.
(b) His quarrels with Mittler.
(c) His passion for Ottilie.
(d) His desire for death.

2. What personality trait is notable about Ottilie?
(a) She is very energetic but cannot seem to finish any project.
(b) She is arrogant but somehow still likeable.
(c) She talks rapidly and profusely about nothing of consequence.
(d) She understands the needs of others intuitively.

3. What becomes the focus of Eduard's efforts regarding the landscape improvements around the estate?
(a) Accommodating Charlotte's desired shapes and tones in the gardening.
(b) Privileging Ottilie's joy and comfort in the landscape.
(c) Conceding to the mason's professional opinion of the architecture.
(d) Obeying the Captain's directions regarding the precise placement of decorative elements.

4. What idea of the male guest strikes Charlotte like a "thunderbolt?"
(a) The man feels Ottilie is dull company, and he advises Charlotte to turn her out of the house.
(b) The man advises Charlotte to run away with the Captain since they are clearly in love.
(c) The man would like to recommend the Captain to a position with a high powered friend.
(d) The man suggests that Charlotte and Eduard divorce so they may marry others.

5. What very capable person, who takes over the work of the landscape improvements, is the Captain very pleased with?
(a) The beggar.
(b) The gardener.
(c) The parson.
(d) The architect.

6. What is one subject of the guests and hosts' conversation during the group's first dinner together?
(a) Eduard and Charlotte's early love at court.
(b) The value of the farmstead and its surrounding fields.
(c) The new taxation structure favored by the monarchy.
(d) Ottilie's schooling and her future as a governess.

7. Where does Eduard live while away from his estate?
(a) In the newly constructed pavilion.
(b) In a room above the town inn.
(c) In a farmstead house.
(d) In a wing of the Count's mansion.

8. What does Ottilie see as her "everything?"
(a) Her friendship with Charlotte.
(b) Her love for Eduard.
(c) Her passion for gardening.
(d) Her attention to her reading.

9. How do Eduard and Ottilie unexpectedly prove their compatibility with one another?
(a) By reciting a dramatic scene.
(b) By engaging in a debate.
(c) By playing music together.
(d) By playing a game of cards.

10. What about the contract Ottilie copied does Eduard find singular and astonishing?
(a) The last portion of the contract seems to be copied in his own hand.
(b) The contract reads as a novel, rather than a legal document.
(c) The entire document is completely illegible.
(d) The contract appears to be entirely in Charlotte's handwriting.

11. Who is married to the owner of the estate?
(a) Ottilie.
(b) Luciane.
(c) Mathilde.
(d) Charlotte.

12. At whom does Eduard lose his temper while making the new plans for the estate?
(a) A beggar.
(b) A parson.
(c) A captain.
(d) A village girl.

13. How is the female guest of the estate related to the mistress of the estate?
(a) She is her young cousin.
(b) She is her step-daughter.
(c) She is her daughter.
(d) She is her niece.

14. What activity are the married couple primarily engaged in at the beginning of the novel?
(a) Deciding whether to enlarge the home itself.
(b) Preparing for a year long tour of Europe.
(c) Improving the landscape of their estate.
(d) Considering applications for new household staff.

15. What building do the companions find, with pleasure, that can easily hold all four of them?
(a) The pavilion.
(b) The moss hut.
(c) The chapel.
(d) The main house.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what activities do Charlotte and Ottilie engage the village girls?

2. Who does the mistress of the house think has a more-than-average interest in Ottilie?

3. To whom does the captain find himself irresistibly attracted?

4. How do Eduard, Charlotte, and the captain speak of the concept of elective affinities?

5. What act of submissiveness does Charlotte warn Ottilie against?

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