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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 lack of detail in the landscape planning.
(d) His apparent passion for Ottilie.

2. What is the name of the man who often visits the estate?
(a) Gardner.
(b) Mueller.
(c) Schmidt.
(d) Mittler.

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

4. What does Ottilie set in the foundation stone with the other peoples' offerings?
(a) A lock of her own hair.
(b) A ring her mother gave her.
(c) A miniature portrait of her father.
(d) A letter from the schoolmaster.

5. What provokes Eduard to cry out that Ottilie loves him?
(a) Ottilie completes the inventory of the estate.
(b) Ottilie stands up to Charlotte's criticisms.
(c) Ottilie returns his letter with one of her own.
(d) Ottilie finishes copying a contract.

6. Early in the novel, what is the general feeling among the four main occupants of the household?
(a) They begin to suspect one another of adultery.
(b) They increasingly want more time alone instead of together.
(c) They enjoy feelings of mutual affection and goodwill.
(d) They find themselves quarreling over minor matters.

7. 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 Ottilie.
(d) Criticism of 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) Accommodating Charlotte's desired shapes and tones in the gardening.
(d) Conceding to the mason's professional opinion of the architecture.

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

10. What service does Ottilie volunteer to do for Eduard?
(a) Repair his many torn articles of clothing.
(b) Finalize the design of the chapel.
(c) Finish the lengthy inventory of the household.
(d) Make the final copy of the farmstead sale contract.

11. What about the contract Ottilie copied does Eduard find singular and astonishing?
(a) The entire document is completely illegible.
(b) The contract reads as a novel, rather than a legal document.
(c) The last portion of the contract seems to be copied in his own hand.
(d) The contract appears to be entirely in Charlotte's handwriting.

12. How does Charlotte respond to Eduard's passion for Ottilie?
(a) Charlotte begins to act nasty and aggressive toward Ottilie and humiliates her in front of company.
(b) Charlotte keeps Ottilie near her, watches her closely, and thinks Ottilie should be sent away.
(c) Charlotte does nothing because she is too shocked and saddened to act.
(d) Charlotte is delighted and begins to openly speak of her desire for the Captain.

13. How does the narrator describe Charlotte when Eduard comes to make love to her?
(a) As a "virginal and innocent" girl.
(b) As a "tempestuous and violent" harridan.
(c) As a "hotly passionate" experienced woman.
(d) As a "secretly shy" young lover.

14. What is the object of the insult Eduard receives indirectly from the Captain?
(a) Eduard's design sense.
(b) Eduard's flute playing abilities.
(c) Eduard's intelligence and education.
(d) Eduard's family tree.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the master of the estate grow up?

2. What event leads Eduard to begin to be physically attracted to Ottilie?

3. What does Charlotte resolve to do when she is alone after the kiss with the Captain?

4. What personal item does Eduard request Ottilie stop wearing?

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

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