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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom does the master of the estate propose come to live with himself and his wife?
(a) The Count.
(b) The Baroness.
(c) The Captain.
(d) The General.

2. How does Ottilie respond to Charlotte's mention of the Captain potentially getting married?
(a) She cruelly gushes about how the Captain will make a fine husband to another woman.
(b) She becomes suspicious of Charlotte.
(c) She asks Charlotte directly about her relationship with the Captain.
(d) She makes no response at all and goes about life as usual.

3. What nickname do both the master of the estate and his male guest share?
(a) Rolf.
(b) Jules.
(c) Otto.
(d) Augie.

4. How does Eduard view his previous feelings of love, before he loved Ottilie?
(a) As necessary endeavors.
(b) As practice for his future seduction of Ottilie.
(c) As the pinnacles of human feeling.
(d) As mere wastes of time.

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

6. What does Charlotte resolve to do when she is alone after the kiss with the Captain?
(a) Divorce Eduard and travel the continent.
(b) Run away and marry the Captain.
(c) Strengthen her marriage with Eduard.
(d) Atone for her sins and die alone.

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

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

9. What is the general content of the postscript of the headmistress's letter to the mistress of the estate?
(a) Praise for Charlotte.
(b) Praise for Maria.
(c) Criticism of Luciane.
(d) Criticism of Ottilie.

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

11. How do Eduard, Charlotte, and the captain speak of the concept of elective affinities?
(a) In terms of 1, 2, 3, and 4.
(b) In terms of apples, oranges, bananas, and pears.
(c) In terms of men, women, children, and animals.
(d) In terms of A, B, C, and D.

12. What request does Eduard make of the person who visits him in his solitude?
(a) This person's help in obtaining a divorce.
(b) That this person take a letter to Ottilie.
(c) For the person's forgiveness and blessing.
(d) For a loan so he may buy a new house.

13. What general plans do Eduard and the captain have for the estate?
(a) Tearing down the old stables and erect new ones.
(b) Cleaning up the grounds and house and prepare the estate for sale.
(c) Renovating the main house to accommodate Eduard's growing brood.
(d) Improving the landscaping on a large scale.

14. What personal item does Eduard request Ottilie stop wearing?
(a) A miniature portrait of her father.
(b) A handkerchief embroidered by Charlotte.
(c) A shawl knitted by her mother.
(d) A pair of gloves in kid leather.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the male guest criticize about the estate?

2. What is the second main project the male guest of the estate proposes to his hosts?

3. What idea of the male guest strikes Charlotte like a "thunderbolt?"

4. What frightening event mars the celebration Eduard had so carefully planned?

5. How does the narrator describe Charlotte when Eduard comes to make love to her?

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