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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Luciane enjoy doing with her many articles of clothing?
(a) Putting them in storage and never wearing them.
(b) Giving everything away and wearing only modest, inexpensive fabrics.
(c) Dressing up as fanciful characters.
(d) Saving up the best outfits for special occasions.

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

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

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) Her own role in the running of the household.
(d) The nature of portraiture and other memorials.

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

6. What portion of the building being restored will receive special attention through painted decorations?
(a) The cellar.
(b) The sunroom.
(c) The drawing room.
(d) The chapel.

7. What does Charlotte warn Ottilie about, during their discussion of Ottilie's preferred vocation?
(a) The dangers of letting go of the object of one's passion.
(b) The impulse toward suicide, which is sinful and perilous.
(c) The desire to run away and start a new life, which is difficult.
(d) The idea that her world can once again be make whole.

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. What faux pas does the foreign visitor's companion notice?
(a) His friend has crossed an invisible cultural boundary.
(b) His friend has distinctly offended his host's family history.
(c) His friend has inadvertently saddened and tormented Ottilie.
(d) His friend mistranslated a normal word into a profanity.

15. What, in general, describes Luciane's personality?
(a) She is overly critical of everybody, directly to their faces.
(b) She is energetic and attractive but can be annoying and ignorant of others' desires or needs.
(c) She is highly intelligent and beautiful and has a soft, compliant personality.
(d) She is reticent and argumentative, and people find her hard to get along with.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Eduard's part in the story end?

2. What gift do Charlotte and Ottilie give the architect?

3. What is Ottilie's relationship with the architect like?

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

5. Who had encouraged the house guest to come to the estate?

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