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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What building does the architect persuade Charlotte to restore?
(a) The pavilion.
(b) The boathouse.
(c) The stables.
(d) The church.

2. What event endangers the protagonists of the story?
(a) A river yacht crash.
(b) An attempted murder.
(c) A blazing house fire.
(d) A carriage robbery.

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

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

5. What two things does Ottilie refuse to do?
(a) Love again and forgive Charlotte.
(b) Paint and keep house.
(c) Eat and read.
(d) Speak and be Eduard's wife.

6. What tragedy results from Ottilie's decision to go against what she knows is safe?
(a) Otto is killed by wolves.
(b) Otto is accidentally poisoned.
(c) Otto drowns in the lake.
(d) Otto is crushed in a fall.

7. What proposition does Eduard make to the Major?
(a) Eduard and Charlotte divorce so the Major can marry Charlotte and Eduard can marry Ottilie.
(b) The Major should facilitate Eduard's kidnapping of and absconding with 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.

8. What effect does the foreign visitor to the estate have on Ottilie, when he expounds upon the uselessness of over improving the land?
(a) Ottilie agrees wholeheartedly with the man.
(b) Ottilie feels offended by the man's presumption.
(c) Ottilie finds herself questioning her design sense.
(d) Ottilie is disillusioned and in agony.

9. What specific form of memorializing does Charlotte admit having an aversion to?
(a) Tombs.
(b) Stone busts.
(c) Portraits.
(d) Elegiac poetry.

10. How does Charlotte respond to the Major's hopeful question about their future together?
(a) "When my heart is no longer heavy, then we shall see if it can once more be happy."
(b) "We have not deserved to be unhappy, but neither have we deserved to be happy together."
(c) "You and Ottilie may still have a future; Eduard and I have nothing but our past."
(d) "All of us but one deserve the future you hold so dear."

11. Upon what, to Ottilie, does her future rest?
(a) Her own courage and strength of will.
(b) Charlotte's decision regarding Eduard's plan.
(c) The strength of Eduard's love for her.
(d) Her calling to care for Otto.

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

13. What artistic activity does the architect plan for Ottilie to be centrally involved in?
(a) Exhibiting her artwork at the royal court.
(b) Portraying Mary in a tableau of the birth of Jesus.
(c) Reciting a series of Petrarchan sonnets.
(d) Hosting and starring in a pianoforte recital.

14. What specific question of Eduard's is Ottilie able to answer with a nod in the affirmative?
(a) Would she would like to live with her great aunt?
(b) Would she like to go back to Charlotte?
(c) Would she like to return to the boarding school?
(d) Will she consent to be Eduard's wife?

15. Where does Eduard ride to in order to await Ottilie's arrival at the beginning of Part II, Chapter 16?
(a) The lakeshore.
(b) The pavilion.
(c) The farmstead.
(d) The inn.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Luciane enjoy doing with her many articles of clothing?

3. Why is Charlotte agitated by the foreign visitor's tale?

4. How does Eduard view the tragedy?

5. Under what condition does Ottilie feel she could forgive herself?

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