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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Whom does Ottilie summon for help as the tragedy unfolds?
(a) The doctor.
(c) The Major.
2. Upon what, to Ottilie, does her future rest?
(a) The strength of Eduard's love for her.
(b) Charlotte's decision regarding Eduard's plan.
(c) Her calling to care for Otto.
(d) Her own courage and strength of will.
3. What is the general substance of Ottilie's first journal entry?
(a) The contradictions inherent in social intercourse.
(b) The nature of portraiture and other memorials.
(c) Her own role in the running of the household.
(d) The significance of Charlotte's silences.
4. How does Ottilie respond to Luciane's arrival?
(a) By sulking in jealousy.
(b) By going calmly and cheerfully to work.
(c) By plotting revenge against Luciane for past slights.
(d) By becoming more talkative and energetic.
5. What is the nature of the solicitor's visit to Charlotte?
(a) The solicitor and his client disagree with Charlotte's decision to move the graves in the churchyard.
(b) The solicitor's client has decided to sue Charlotte for a large sum related to damaged property.
(c) The solicitor's errand is to serve Charlotte with a court summons from a merchant in the village.
(d) The solicitor comes to advise Charlotte with regards to her pending divorce from Eduard.
6. 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 idea that her world can once again be make whole.
(c) The impulse toward suicide, which is sinful and perilous.
(d) The desire to run away and start a new life, which is difficult.
7. What activity does the Count suggest would benefit from Luciane's personality?
(a) Singing famous and worshipful psalms.
(b) Concentrating on painting and drawing.
(c) Impersonating tableaux from famous paintings.
(d) Studying the piano to become a famous musician.
8. What gift do Charlotte and Ottilie give the architect?
(a) A pair of gloves.
(b) A pair of drafter's compasses.
(c) A waistcoat.
(d) An engraved goblet.
9. To what does the narrator compare the common themes running through Ottilie's journals?
(a) To a garment with a regular weave of fine fabric.
(b) To a naval rope with a single strand of red thread.
(c) To a garden in which patterns of hedges repeat themselves.
(d) To a novel with a specific trope repeating through it.
10. What specific question of Eduard's is Ottilie able to answer with a nod in the affirmative?
(a) Would she like to return to the boarding school?
(b) Would she like to go back to Charlotte?
(c) Will she consent to be Eduard's wife?
(d) Would she would like to live with her great aunt?
11. How does Eduard view the tragedy?
(a) As an omen that his love for Ottilie is terribly wrong.
(b) As an obstacle to his happiness that has been removed.
(c) As the worst possible circumstance to ever befall him.
(d) As a chance to rekindle and strengthen his marriage.
12. What is Eduard's state of mind after Ottilie refuses to be his?
(a) He realizes he can have both Charlotte and Ottilie, so he is happy.
(b) He is in the grips of a frantic passion and is not thinking straight.
(c) He suddenly sees his wrongs and his future clearly and calmly.
(d) He is contemplative and begins scheming his next move to win her.
13. Upon what date does the completion of the restoration of the building occur?
(a) The eve of the Captain's birthday.
(b) The eve of Eduard's birthday.
(c) The anniversary of Ottilie's arrival at the estate.
(d) The anniversary of Eduard and Charlotte's wedding.
14. What experiment does the foreign visitor's companion try on Charlotte and Ottilie?
(a) The gravity investigation.
(b) The pendulum experiment.
(c) The leverage trial.
(d) The scales hypothesis.
15. What event marks the newborn's baptism with foreboding?
(a) The sudden death of the clergyman.
(b) The awkward way Charlotte explains Eduard's absence.
(c) The spilling of the holy water.
(d) The poor turnout for the event at the church.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the long-term plan of the new house guest?
2. What are Eduard's plans for Charlotte's future?
3. What effect does the foreign visitor to the estate have on Ottilie, when he expounds upon the uselessness of over improving the land?
4. What is the title of the story the foreign visitor tells Charlotte and Ottilie?
5. What does the narrator consider to be the conflicting sides of Luciane's character?
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