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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What do the main characters decide to do with the three lakes on Eduard's estate?
(a) Bring down the dams to make one large lake.
(b) Reinforce all three dams to prevent flooding.
(c) Drain one of the lakes to irrigate the fields.
(d) Sell the land rights around the largest lake.
2. Whom does Eduard send to speak with Ottilie in private?
(a) The Captain.
(b) The architect.
(c) His valet.
(d) His confessor.
3. What personal item does Eduard request Ottilie stop wearing?
(a) A handkerchief embroidered by Charlotte.
(b) A pair of gloves in kid leather.
(c) A shawl knitted by her mother.
(d) A miniature portrait of her father.
4. What act of submissiveness does Charlotte warn Ottilie against?
(a) Stooping to pick up something dropped by a man.
(b) Lowering one's eyes before royalty.
(c) Walking slowly to accommodate the pace of the elderly.
(d) Deferring to one's host in conversation.
5. 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 plant a new stand of trees because they would detract from the views.
(b) He decides not to purchase a new team of horses because his carriage broke down.
(c) He decides not to ride into town because he cannot settle a debt with his architect.
(d) He decides not to go rowing on the lake because he thinks of Ottilie.
6. What final decision does Eduard make at the end of Part I?
(a) To rejoin the military.
(b) To run away with Ottilie.
(c) To commit suicide.
(d) To return to Charlotte.
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 return to the comfort of the main house.
(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 hire a friend of his for the gardening.
8. What building do the companions find, with pleasure, that can easily hold all four of them?
(a) The main house.
(b) The chapel.
(c) The moss hut.
(d) The pavilion.
9. What is the name of the man who often visits the estate?
10. What service does Ottilie volunteer to do for Eduard?
(a) Finalize the design of the chapel.
(b) Make the final copy of the farmstead sale contract.
(c) Finish the lengthy inventory of the household.
(d) Repair his many torn articles of clothing.
11. What does Charlotte resolve to do when she is alone after the kiss with the Captain?
(a) Atone for her sins and die alone.
(b) Run away and marry the Captain.
(c) Strengthen her marriage with Eduard.
(d) Divorce Eduard and travel the continent.
12. What is the object of the insult Eduard receives indirectly from the Captain?
(a) Eduard's family tree.
(b) Eduard's design sense.
(c) Eduard's flute playing abilities.
(d) Eduard's intelligence and education.
13. How do Eduard, Charlotte, and the captain speak of the concept of elective affinities?
(a) In terms of apples, oranges, bananas, and pears.
(b) In terms of A, B, C, and D.
(c) In terms of 1, 2, 3, and 4.
(d) In terms of men, women, children, and animals.
14. What significant physical condition is revealed about Charlotte in Part I, Chapter 18?
(a) She is pregnant.
(b) She can no longer speak.
(c) She has consumption.
(d) She experiences mysterious left-side headaches.
15. What is the name of the peasant girl who attaches herself to Ottilie?
Short Answer Questions
1. Whom does the master of the estate propose come to live with himself and his wife?
2. In what activities do Charlotte and Ottilie engage the village girls?
3. What is one subject of the guests and hosts' conversation during the group's first dinner together?
4. What is the name of the first character introduced in the novel?
5. Who comes to visit the estate after the foundation stone ceremony?
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