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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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) "You and Ottilie may still have a future; Eduard and I have nothing but our past."
(c) "All of us but one deserve the future you hold so dear."
(d) "We have not deserved to be unhappy, but neither have we deserved to be happy together."

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

5. What is the house guest's suggested remedy for children who do not follow in their parents' footsteps?
(a) Threatenting to disown the child unless he or she capitulates.
(b) Punishing the child until he or she agrees to be like his or her parents.
(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.

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

7. Under what condition does Ottilie feel she could forgive herself?
(a) If she considers the tragedy a blessing in disguise.
(b) If she replays the tragedy over in her head enough times to purge her guilt.
(c) If she renounces her passion for Eduard completely.
(d) If Charlotte and Eduard also forgive her.

8. How does Ottilie die?
(a) She jumps to her death from a cliff.
(b) She hangs herself.
(c) She starves herself.
(d) She convinces Nanni to poison her.

9. Where does Eduard wait, at least for a little while, while the Major relays Eduard's plan to Charlotte?
(a) The pavilion.
(b) The farmstead.
(c) The inn.
(d) The chapel.

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

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

12. Why is Charlotte agitated by the foreign visitor's tale?
(a) She feels that the visitor told the tale to deliberately upset her.
(b) She wonders whether something like the story will happen to her.
(c) She finds the use of humor in the story to be in bad taste.
(d) She knows that the true story behind the tale involved the Captain.

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

14. Which representation of an artistic work results in the most applause for Luciane?
(a) Handel's "Messiah."
(b) Mozart's "The Magic Flute."
(c) Gerald Terborch's "Instruction Paternelle."
(d) Jan Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring."

15. What seemingly miraculous event occurs during Ottilie's funeral?
(a) The Major saves a young woman from drowning.
(b) Nanni falls from a garret but is uninjured.
(c) Charlotte learns she is pregnant again.
(d) Eduard tries to stab himself but the blade cannot pierce his skin.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Eduard meet unexpectedly as he walks?

2. What building does the architect persuade Charlotte to restore?

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

4. What experiment does the foreign visitor's companion try on Charlotte and Ottilie?

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

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