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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the house guest's suggested remedy for children who do not follow in their parents' footsteps?
(a) Making the child an equal partner in the parent's endeavors.
(b) Threatenting to disown the child unless he or she capitulates.
(c) Punishing the child until he or she agrees to be like his or her parents.
(d) Allowing the child to follow his or her own unique path in life.

2. What faux pas does the foreign visitor's companion notice?
(a) His friend has distinctly offended his host's family history.
(b) His friend mistranslated a normal word into a profanity.
(c) His friend has inadvertently saddened and tormented Ottilie.
(d) His friend has crossed an invisible cultural boundary.

3. How did Charlotte find out Eduard had joined the military?
(a) She reads his name and his circumstances in a gazette.
(b) An old family friend tells her he saw Eduard after a battle.
(c) She receives a letter from him explaining his decision.
(d) She happens to hear the local gossip while in town.

4. What is the principle task of the household Ottilie has undertaken?
(a) Keeping the household monies.
(b) Organizing the serving staff.
(c) Answering all letters coming to the house.
(d) Caring for Otto.

5. What does Charlotte warn Ottilie about, during their discussion of Ottilie's preferred vocation?
(a) The dangers of letting go of the object of one's passion.
(b) The desire to run away and start a new life, which is difficult.
(c) The impulse toward suicide, which is sinful and perilous.
(d) The idea that her world can once again be make whole.

6. How does Eduard's part in the story end?
(a) He rekindles his love for Charlotte but never forgets Ottilie.
(b) He blinds himself and wanders the roads as a beggar.
(c) He decides to rejoin the military and dies in battle.
(d) He is found dead one day by no apparent cause.

7. What does Charlotte agree to, in the midst of the tragedy?
(a) Eduard's request for a divorce.
(b) Taking her own life and thereby atoning for her sins.
(c) Leaving the estate and live in a convent.
(d) Suing the person responsible for the tragedy.

8. In the wake of the tragedy, what is Charlotte and Ottilie's relationship with each other like?
(a) They rekindle their friendship and grow even closer than before.
(b) They grow cold and distant, and they constantly plot against one another.
(c) They walk around in a daze never noticing each other.
(d) They appear reasonable and good willed, but cannot repair their friendship.

9. Which unexpected visitor arrives during the performance of the artistic activity planned by the architect?
(a) The headmistress.
(b) The Captain.
(c) The schoolmaster.
(d) The mason.

10. What two things does Ottilie refuse to do?
(a) Eat and read.
(b) Speak and be Eduard's wife.
(c) Paint and keep house.
(d) Love again and forgive Charlotte.

11. What proposition does Eduard make to the Major?
(a) The Major should facilitate Eduard's kidnapping of and absconding with Ottilie.
(b) Eduard and Charlotte divorce so the Major can marry Charlotte and Eduard can marry Ottilie.
(c) The Major should pretend to love Charlotte, then ruthlessly abandon her to make her pay for her sins.
(d) Ottilie should become the object of the Major's direct amorous attentions in order to throw Charlotte off of Eduard's plan.

12. How does Ottilie die?
(a) She starves herself.
(b) She hangs herself.
(c) She jumps to her death from a cliff.
(d) She convinces Nanni to poison her.

13. What effect does the foreign visitor to the estate have on Ottilie, when he expounds upon the uselessness of over improving the land?
(a) Ottilie is disillusioned and in agony.
(b) Ottilie agrees wholeheartedly with the man.
(c) Ottilie finds herself questioning her design sense.
(d) Ottilie feels offended by the man's presumption.

14. What building does the architect persuade Charlotte to restore?
(a) The stables.
(b) The pavilion.
(c) The boathouse.
(d) The church.

15. What is the architect reluctant to show publicly?
(a) His architectural plans for the restoration of a building.
(b) His diary entries which reflect his mental state.
(c) His collection of drawings and sketches.
(d) His poems about Ottilie and Charlotte.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are Eduard's plans for Charlotte's future?

2. Which character comes more into the forefront of Charlotte and Ottilie's life after Eduard's departure?

3. Upon what, to Ottilie, does her future rest?

4. What portion of the building being restored will receive special attention through painted decorations?

5. Which representation of an artistic work results in the most applause for Luciane?

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