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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the architect's reason for not wishing his drawings to be shown to the whole company, as Luciane had entreated and Ottilie had encouraged?
(a) He fears his plagiarism of the original drawings will be discovered.
(b) Another guest expresses his desire to show his own collection of sculpture.
(c) Even cultivated people handle delicate works of art roughly.
(d) He is modest to the point of embarrassment about his accomplishments.

2. What is Eduard's plan for his own future?
(a) He and Charlotte will remain married, and he will conduct an affair with Ottilie.
(b) He and the Major will swear to be bachelors forever.
(c) He and Charlotte will divorce, and he will marry Ottilie.
(d) He and the Major will slake their lust by means of other seductions.

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

4. 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 garment with a regular weave of fine fabric.
(c) To a naval rope with a single strand of red thread.
(d) To a garden in which patterns of hedges repeat themselves.

5. 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) Studying the piano to become a famous musician.
(d) Impersonating tableaux from famous paintings.

6. On which procession of people does the new house guest, who arrived during Ottilie's artistic activity, exercise his craft and calling?
(a) The members of the local militia.
(b) The brigade of young gardeners.
(c) The company of the estate's housemaids.
(d) The group of street urchins that live in the village.

7. What is the general substance of Ottilie's first journal entry?
(a) The nature of portraiture and other memorials.
(b) The significance of Charlotte's silences.
(c) Her own role in the running of the household.
(d) The contradictions inherent in social intercourse.

8. 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) A young peasant feels he is destined to marry a fine lady, and he accomplishes seemingly impossible tasks in order to win her heart.
(c) A young couple spends many happy days together, but on the eve of their wedding tragedy strikes both of them.
(d) An elderly couple that gets pleasure by meddling in others' lives finds that it is prudent to mind one's own business.

9. What experiment does the foreign visitor's companion try on Charlotte and Ottilie?
(a) The leverage trial.
(b) The pendulum experiment.
(c) The gravity investigation.
(d) The scales hypothesis.

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

11. What is the general mood of the household when all four protagonists live there together again?
(a) The mood is cold and everyone is suspicious of everyone else.
(b) All four protagonists find themselves completely contented with the new situation.
(c) It is almost, but not quite, like the serenity and tranquility of how things once were.
(d) The atmosphere in the household is lively and filled with positive ambiance.

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

13. What decision does Ottilie make that breaks her usual care and good sense?
(a) To take Otto up a very steep and narrow cliffside path.
(b) To leave Otto in the care of a young village girl.
(c) To row across the lake with Otto aboard.
(d) To lay Otto down on the shoreline and walk alone.

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

15. What creatures does Luciane find amusing?
(a) Cockatiels.
(b) Dogs.
(c) Monkeys.
(d) Elephants.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Charlotte and Eduard's son to be named?

2. What proposition does Eduard make to the Major?

3. How does Ottilie respond to Luciane's arrival?

4. What motion does Ottilie make that distinctly translates her desires for the future?

5. Who helps decorate the building which has been designated for restoration?

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