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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the nature of the solicitor's visit to Charlotte?
(a) The solicitor's client has decided to sue Charlotte for a large sum related to damaged property.
(b) The solicitor's errand is to serve Charlotte with a court summons from a merchant in the village.
(c) The solicitor comes to advise Charlotte with regards to her pending divorce from Eduard.
(d) The solicitor and his client disagree with Charlotte's decision to move the graves in the churchyard.

2. What motion does Ottilie make that distinctly translates her desires for the future?
(a) Covering her face in her hands and dressing in a nun's black habit.
(b) Seizing Eduard's and Charlotte's hands and bringing them together.
(c) Gesturing toward the cliff face and indicating she will jump off.
(d) Going to the Major and kneeling submissively before him.

3. Where does Eduard go once he is honorably discharged from the military?
(a) The farmstead.
(b) The chapel.
(c) The main house of the estate.
(d) The pavilion.

4. What mistake does Eduard make while leaving the note?
(a) He accidentally leaves the note in the wrong room.
(b) He accidentally locks himself in the room which Ottilie will be occupying.
(c) He forgets that due to a change of plans, Ottilie will no longer arrive at that place.
(d) He neglects to sign it, so Ottilie will not know who wrote it.

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

6. What is the new house guest's philosophy on education?
(a) Girls are more apt to learn new things, while boys are more apt to retain knowledge.
(b) Boys should be taught to be servants, and girls should be taught to be mothers.
(c) Learning does not stop when an individual leaves the schoolhouse.
(d) The best way to teach young people is through rote recitation.

7. How does the story told by the foreign visitor end?
(a) The protagonists die.
(b) The protagonists learn a valuable lesson.
(c) The protagonists marry.
(d) The protagonists must live apart.

8. What thought about Ottilie's future preoccupies Charlotte?
(a) What profession Ottilie will take and when.
(b) Whether Ottilie will marry and whom.
(c) Whether Ottilie will forgive Eduard and why.
(d) When Ottilie will die and how.

9. How does Ottilie respond to Luciane's arrival?
(a) By becoming more talkative and energetic.
(b) By going calmly and cheerfully to work.
(c) By sulking in jealousy.
(d) By plotting revenge against Luciane for past slights.

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

11. What do the Major and Eduard first do when they are reunited?
(a) Go to the inn and get drunk.
(b) Plan their next military campaign.
(c) Agree to sabotage Charlotte's plan.
(d) Recall old memories.

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

13. 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 is modest to the point of embarrassment about his accomplishments.
(b) He fears his plagiarism of the original drawings will be discovered.
(c) Even cultivated people handle delicate works of art roughly.
(d) Another guest expresses his desire to show his own collection of sculpture.

14. What activity does the Count suggest would benefit from Luciane's personality?
(a) Concentrating on painting and drawing.
(b) Impersonating tableaux from famous paintings.
(c) Studying the piano to become a famous musician.
(d) Singing famous and worshipful psalms.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What building does Charlotte decide she and Ottilie will live in for a period of time?

3. Which of Luciane's "experiments in moral regeneration" goes badly wrong?

4. Whom do Otto's facial features resemble?

5. To what does the narrator compare the common themes running through Ottilie's journals?

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