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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what activities do Charlotte and Ottilie engage the village girls?
(a) In rebuilding the poorhouse for the town's beggars.
(b) In learning to read, write, and do basic mathematics.
(c) In organizing political protests of their own working conditions.
(d) In sewing, knitting, and beautifying the village.

2. Whose idea is it to place the pavilion in its precise future spot?
(a) Charlotte's.
(b) Ottilie's.
(c) Eduard's.
(d) The Captain's.

3. What event leads Eduard to begin to be physically attracted to Ottilie?
(a) They take the wrong path and get lost while walking.
(b) They begin a secret correspondence in which they admit their desires.
(c) Eduard finds that she has written of him in her diary.
(d) Ottilie "accidentally" falls into Eduard's arms in the drawing room.

4. Once the Captain leaves, what does Charlotte suggest to Eduard regarding Ottilie?
(a) That Ottilie return to the boarding school or to her great-aunt's home.
(b) That Ottilie become the governess to a wealthy family.
(c) That Eduard and Ottilie leave together to indulge their mutual passion.
(d) That Charlotte and Ottilie embark on a trip to Italy to view famous sculptures.

5. What is one notable pet peeve of the master of the estate?
(a) When others hum off-key when working.
(b) When others read over his shoulder.
(c) When others do not sing well enough to suit him.
(d) When others talk during meals.

6. What building has been completed for the celebration planned by Eduard and the Captain?
(a) The moss hut.
(b) The chapel.
(c) The stables.
(d) The pavilion.

7. How do Eduard and Charlotte act in front of the others the morning after they sleep together?
(a) As if nothing has passed between them the night before.
(b) As if they are proud to have reaffirmed their love.
(c) As if they are suspicious of the thoughts of others.
(d) As if they are ashamed and contrite of their actions.

8. Which person is to be another guest at the estate?
(a) Marianne.
(b) Ottilie.
(c) Charlotte.
(d) Luciane.

9. What building do the captain and Eduard decide to construct on the grounds of the estate?
(a) A boathouse.
(b) A pavilion.
(c) A stable.
(d) A chapel.

10. During a stroll around his property with the captain and Charlotte, what activity does Eduard suddenly change his mind about engaging in, and why?
(a) He decides not to go rowing on the lake because he thinks of Ottilie.
(b) He decides not to plant a new stand of trees because they would detract from the views.
(c) He decides not to ride into town because he cannot settle a debt with his architect.
(d) He decides not to purchase a new team of horses because his carriage broke down.

11. What act of submissiveness does Charlotte warn Ottilie against?
(a) Deferring to one's host in conversation.
(b) Walking slowly to accommodate the pace of the elderly.
(c) Stooping to pick up something dropped by a man.
(d) Lowering one's eyes before royalty.

12. What objects on Eduard's property are exactly the same age as Ottilie?
(a) The plane trees by the lake.
(b) The moss hut on the hill.
(c) The topiaries in the main garden.
(d) The peacocks which strut all over the estate.

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

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

15. To whom does the captain find himself irresistibly attracted?
(a) Ottilie.
(b) Marianne.
(c) Charlotte.
(d) Nanni.

Short Answer Questions

1. What seemingly miraculous event occurs at the completion of the foundation stone ceremony?

2. What does the female guest find disagreeable in Eduard?

3. What does Ottilie set in the foundation stone with the other peoples' offerings?

4. What does Eduard's note demand of Charlotte?

5. What service does Ottilie volunteer to do for Eduard?

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