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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the house guest's suggested remedy for children who do not follow in their parents' footsteps?
(a) Punishing the child until he or she agrees to be like his or her parents.
(b) Threatenting to disown the child unless he or she capitulates.
(c) Allowing the child to follow his or her own unique path in life.
(d) Making the child an equal partner in the parent's endeavors.
2. Whom do Otto's facial features resemble?
(a) Ottilie and Charlotte.
(b) Eduard and the Captain.
(c) Charlotte and Eduard.
(d) The Captain and Ottilie.
3. How did Charlotte find out Eduard had joined the military?
(a) She reads his name and his circumstances in a gazette.
(b) She happens to hear the local gossip while in town.
(c) She receives a letter from him explaining his decision.
(d) An old family friend tells her he saw Eduard after a battle.
4. What event marks the newborn's baptism with foreboding?
(a) The spilling of the holy water.
(b) The awkward way Charlotte explains Eduard's absence.
(c) The poor turnout for the event at the church.
(d) The sudden death of the clergyman.
5. 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) Ottilie should become the object of the Major's direct amorous attentions in order to throw Charlotte off of Eduard's plan.
(d) The Major should pretend to love Charlotte, then ruthlessly abandon her to make her pay for her sins.
6. How does Eduard view the tragedy?
(a) As a chance to rekindle and strengthen his marriage.
(b) As an omen that his love for Ottilie is terribly wrong.
(c) As the worst possible circumstance to ever befall him.
(d) As an obstacle to his happiness that has been removed.
7. What event precipitates the arrival of Charlotte's daughter at the estate?
(a) Luciane has been kicked out of the boarding school.
(b) Luciane's engagement to a wealthy young man.
(c) The birth of Charlotte and Eduard's first child.
(d) Ottilie's death and her memorial services.
8. What is the principle task of the household Ottilie has undertaken?
(a) Organizing the serving staff.
(b) Answering all letters coming to the house.
(c) Caring for Otto.
(d) Keeping the household monies.
9. How does Ottilie respond to Eduard's note?
(a) With an unusual but familiar gesture that is clearly a refusal.
(b) She flies into his arms and they kiss passionately.
(c) She begins to hotly berate Eduard for his foolish choices.
(d) By fainting dead away and waking in a trance.
10. Upon what date does the completion of the restoration of the building occur?
(a) The eve of Eduard's birthday.
(b) The eve of the Captain's birthday.
(c) The anniversary of Ottilie's arrival at the estate.
(d) The anniversary of Eduard and Charlotte's wedding.
11. Whose appearance do the painted decorations of the restored building seem to have?
12. What conflicting feelings continuously torment Ottilie?
(a) Anger and acceptance.
(b) Living and dying.
(c) Wealth and poverty.
(d) Fear and delight.
13. How does Ottilie react in the wake of the tragedy?
(a) She acquiesces to Eduard's request for her hand in marriage.
(b) She immediately jumps into the lake and kills herself.
(c) She swears to atone for her sins by renouncing Eduard completely.
(d) She vows to become a nun and do only God's work from then on.
14. What is the architect reluctant to show publicly?
(a) His poems about Ottilie and Charlotte.
(b) His collection of drawings and sketches.
(c) His diary entries which reflect his mental state.
(d) His architectural plans for the restoration of a building.
15. Where does Eduard wait, at least for a little while, while the Major relays Eduard's plan to Charlotte?
(a) The chapel.
(b) The farmstead.
(c) The pavilion.
(d) The inn.
Short Answer Questions
1. What building does Charlotte decide she and Ottilie will live in for a period of time?
2. Which character comes more into the forefront of Charlotte and Ottilie's life after Eduard's departure?
3. Under what condition does Ottilie feel she could forgive herself?
4. What does the narrator consider to be the conflicting sides of Luciane's character?
5. What is Ottilie's relationship with the architect like?
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