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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom does Eduard send to speak with Ottilie in private?
(a) The architect.
(b) His confessor.
(c) His valet.
(d) The Captain.

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

3. What language are the household servants ignorant of?
(a) English.
(b) German.
(c) Italian.
(d) French.

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

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

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

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

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

9. How did the master of the estate grow up?
(a) Ignored; he was the youngest of many siblings.
(b) Lonely; he made no friends.
(c) Impoverished; he lived on the streets.
(d) Spoiled; he got everything he wanted.

10. What does the female guest find disagreeable in Eduard?
(a) His inability to carry on rational conversation.
(b) His treatment of Charlotte in front of guests.
(c) His apparent passion for Ottilie.
(d) His lack of detail in the landscape planning.

11. What is the name of the peasant girl who attaches herself to Ottilie?
(a) Carina.
(b) Helga.
(c) Nanni.
(d) Sarah.

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

13. What significant physical condition is revealed about Charlotte in Part I, Chapter 18?
(a) She can no longer speak.
(b) She is pregnant.
(c) She has consumption.
(d) She experiences mysterious left-side headaches.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What letter does the Captain keep secret from his friends?

2. How do Eduard and Charlotte act in front of the others the morning after they sleep together?

3. What nickname do both the master of the estate and his male guest share?

4. What incident prompts the captain and Charlotte to kiss?

5. How do Eduard and Ottilie unexpectedly prove their compatibility with one another?

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