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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the title of the story the foreign visitor tells Charlotte and Ottilie?
(a) "The Wayward Young Neighbors."
(b) "The Sensible Old Couple."
(c) "The Passionate Shepherd and Lady."
(d) "The Unfortunate Young Lovers."

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

3. Whom do Otto's facial features resemble?
(a) Charlotte and Eduard.
(b) The Captain and Ottilie.
(c) Eduard and the Captain.
(d) Ottilie and Charlotte.

4. What signal does Eduard arrange with the Major to notify him of his plan's success?
(a) Cannon fire or fireworks.
(b) Smoke signals from a fire on the ridge.
(c) A messenger boy sent on a horse.
(d) The shrill blast of a trumpet.

5. To what does the narrator compare the common themes running through Ottilie's journals?
(a) To a novel with a specific trope repeating through it.
(b) To a naval rope with a single strand of red thread.
(c) To a garment with a regular weave of fine fabric.
(d) To a garden in which patterns of hedges repeat themselves.

6. When Eduard leaves the place where he had been waiting for the Major, where does he go?
(a) The lakeshore.
(b) The main house.
(c) The chapel.
(d) The pavilion.

7. What are the conditions on which Charlotte offers herself to the Major?
(a) The Major must duel to the death with Eduard, thus proving the power of his love for her.
(b) She and the Major must be married right away so that she can try to have another child soon.
(c) Ottilie must be willing to unite with Eduard, and that Eduard and the Major leave the house for a time.
(d) Ottilie must never be turned out of their house but can never socialize with them again.

8. What is the general substance of the note Eduard writes at the place where he awaits Ottilie?
(a) Eduard threatens Ottilie if she does not capitulate to him.
(b) The note details his baroque plans to spirit Ottilie away from the estate.
(c) Whether Ottilie can be his, and whether he can see her in person.
(d) It is a suicide note full of remorse and shame.

9. Whose observations on the landscape of the estate serve to enrich Charlotte and Ottilie's experience of the land?
(a) Herr Mittler's.
(b) The Frenchman's
(c) The Italian's.
(d) The Englishman's.

10. What is the general content of Ottilie's fourth journal entry?
(a) Her own feelings about her relationship with Luciane, specifically.
(b) The necessity of, and arbitrary nature of, engaging with others in social settings.
(c) The problems inherent in her passion for Eduard.
(d) The necessities that keep women tied to the domestic sphere.

11. What is the premise of the story told by the foreign visitor?
(a) Two young people who are incompatible as youths find themselves attracted to one another as they become adults.
(b) An elderly couple that gets pleasure by meddling in others' lives finds that it is prudent to mind one's own business.
(c) A young peasant feels he is destined to marry a fine lady, and he accomplishes seemingly impossible tasks in order to win her heart.
(d) A young couple spends many happy days together, but on the eve of their wedding tragedy strikes both of them.

12. How does Eduard view the tragedy?
(a) As the worst possible circumstance to ever befall him.
(b) As an omen that his love for Ottilie is terribly wrong.
(c) As an obstacle to his happiness that has been removed.
(d) As a chance to rekindle and strengthen his marriage.

13. What conflicting feelings continuously torment Ottilie?
(a) Fear and delight.
(b) Wealth and poverty.
(c) Anger and acceptance.
(d) Living and dying.

14. What activity of Luciane's, meant to amuse the company, ends up with Luciane looking foolish?
(a) Her performance on the guitar and her accompanying singing.
(b) Her arguments in a carefully staged debate.
(c) Her dance performance in which she is accompanied by a harpist.
(d) Her idea of a game that involves the whole company.

15. What is Charlotte and Eduard's son to be named?
(a) Johann.
(b) Otto.
(c) Heinrich.
(d) Edmund.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the Major?

2. In the wake of the tragedy, what is Charlotte and Ottilie's relationship with each other like?

3. What two things does Ottilie refuse to do?

4. What specific form of memorializing does Charlotte admit having an aversion to?

5. Who had encouraged the house guest to come to the estate?

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