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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What habit does Eduard change as a result of Ottilie's presence and influence?
(a) His recitation of the day's events.
(b) His attendance at church.
(c) His habit of pipe smoking.
(d) His way of reading.

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

3. What prevents Eduard from going through with his plan to keep Ottilie always near him?
(a) Ottilie's efforts to distract Charlotte are so transparent that Charlotte suspects them both.
(b) The moss hut begins to crumble and fall apart and is not comfortable as a love-nest.
(c) The first letters between him and Ottilie fall and are picked up by others.
(d) Eduard is unable to secure passage into England for himself and Ottilie.

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

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

6. Who comes to visit the estate after the foundation stone ceremony?
(a) The prince and the princess.
(b) The count and the baroness.
(c) The major and the general.
(d) The mayor and the governor.

7. Who broaches the subject to Eduard of reconciling with Charlotte?
(a) The Captain.
(b) The Baroness.
(c) The parson.
(d) Herr Mittler.

8. What does the schoolmaster's second letter say about Ottilie, in general?
(a) That she is intelligent, but not suited to the environment of the school.
(b) That she is a troublemaker and that the other girls fear and shun her.
(c) That she is one of the stupidest girls at the school, and he recommends she be sent home.
(d) That she is the first girl of the school and has won all the year's academic prizes.

9. After hearing of Charlotte's physical condition, how does Eduard feel?
(a) That he wants cease to exist.
(b) Ashamed that he deserted his wife.
(c) Encouraged and refreshed.
(d) Ready and happy for the future.

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

11. What frightening event mars the celebration Eduard had so carefully planned?
(a) A dam collapses and spills people into the water.
(b) A madman shoots a party guest and runs away
(c) A violent storm frightens the guests.
(d) A horse rears, throwing its rider, and striking a few people.

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

13. 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 Charlotte and Ottilie embark on a trip to Italy to view famous sculptures.
(d) That Eduard and Ottilie leave together to indulge their mutual passion.

14. What scientific subject becomes a main object of conversation between the hosts and their male guest?
(a) The evolution of plant and animal species.
(b) Geology and its role in determining the location of mineral deposits.
(c) Certain affinities between natural objects.
(d) Astronomy and the movement of the solar system.

15. What language do Charlotte and Ottilie speak when they are alone?
(a) German.
(b) English.
(c) Italian.
(d) French.

Short Answer Questions

1. What final decision does Eduard make at the end of Part I?

2. What is the name of the peasant girl who attaches herself to Ottilie?

3. How does Eduard view his previous feelings of love, before he loved Ottilie?

4. What trait is the man who often visits the estate known for?

5. After Charlotte confronts him, what does Eduard resolve to do?

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