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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Who addresses the crowd at the foundation stone ceremony?
(a) The architect.
(b) The beggar.
(c) The mason.
(d) The gardener.

5. What is the name of Charlotte's daughter?
(a) Ottilie.
(b) Gertrude.
(c) Luciane.
(d) Nanni.

6. What event does the captain suggest must be celebrated in a special manner?
(a) Charlotte's birthday.
(b) Eduard's homecoming.
(c) Ottilie's debutante ball.
(d) The Captain's wedding.

7. What is notable about the letters Eduard writes to Ottilie?
(a) The letters always come back in the post as "undeliverable."
(b) Charlotte intercepts the letters and answers them in Ottilie's handwriting.
(c) The content of the letters is illegible, mad gibberish.
(d) Eduard also writes responses and signs them with Ottilie's name.

8. What gift does Ottilie find from Eduard when she returns to her room after the celebration?
(a) A set of rare books by her favorite author.
(b) A coach ticket for Italy and a traveling cloak.
(c) A chest filled with fine fabrics and jewelery.
(d) A new mare, already trained for gentle riding.

9. What building has been completed for the celebration planned by Eduard and the Captain?
(a) The stables.
(b) The pavilion.
(c) The chapel.
(d) The moss hut.

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

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

12. 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) Conceding to the mason's professional opinion of the architecture.
(c) Accommodating Charlotte's desired shapes and tones in the gardening.
(d) Privileging Ottilie's joy and comfort in the landscape.

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

14. What event leads Eduard to begin to be physically attracted to Ottilie?
(a) They take the wrong path and get lost while walking.
(b) Ottilie "accidentally" falls into Eduard's arms in the drawing room.
(c) They begin a secret correspondence in which they admit their desires.
(d) Eduard finds that she has written of him in her diary.

15. What frightening event mars the celebration Eduard had so carefully planned?
(a) A violent storm frightens the guests.
(b) A dam collapses and spills people into the water.
(c) A madman shoots a party guest and runs away
(d) A horse rears, throwing its rider, and striking a few people.

Short Answer Questions

1. What language are the household servants ignorant of?

2. After Charlotte confronts him, what does Eduard resolve to do?

3. Who visits Charlotte and decides to take her news back to Eduard?

4. Whose idea is it to place the pavilion in its precise future spot?

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

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