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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who visits Charlotte and decides to take her news back to Eduard?
(a) The architect.
(b) Herr Mittler.
(c) The Count.
(d) The Captain.

2. 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.

3. What does Eduard propose to sell to pay for the main project undertaken by the household?
(a) The main house itself.
(b) The farmstead in the woods.
(c) The southern portion of land.
(d) The chapel in the village.

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

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

6. What is the second main project the male guest of the estate proposes to his hosts?
(a) To make a map of the entire estate.
(b) To make an inventory of the estate.
(c) To set sail around the European continent.
(d) To rebuild the ruined church in the village.

7. What activity does the male guest propose to his hosts upon his first look at the lands around the estate?
(a) That the trio hire a friend of his for the gardening.
(b) That the trio make a journey to the court.
(c) That the trio make a detailed survey of the land.
(d) That the trio return to the comfort of the main house.

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

9. Where have the two young women mentioned in Part I, Chapter 1, been living for some years?
(a) At the estate.
(b) At the royal court.
(c) At a boarding school.
(d) At the home of a distant relative.

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

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

12. What incident prompts the captain and Charlotte to kiss?
(a) The captain kisses Charlotte to thank her for securing him a job.
(b) The captain gets the boat stuck and carries Charlotte to safety.
(c) Charlotte confesses her dark desires to the captain.
(d) Eduard and the captain duel over Ottilie's affections.

13. What does Eduard's note demand of Charlotte?
(a) That Charlotte move away from the estate and live as a widow.
(b) That Charlotte send Ottilie to live with her great aunt.
(c) That Charlotte keep Ottilie at the estate and not send her away.
(d) That Charlotte treat Ottilie as an equal, not as a lesser relative.

14. 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) Ottilie's schooling and her future as a governess.
(c) Eduard and Charlotte's early love at court.
(d) The value of the farmstead and its surrounding fields.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one notable pet peeve of the master of the estate?

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

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

4. What is notable about the letters Eduard writes to Ottilie?

5. How does Ottilie respond to Charlotte's mention of the Captain potentially getting married?

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