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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which character comes more into the forefront of Charlotte and Ottilie's life after Eduard's departure?
(a) The architect.
(b) The gardener.
(c) The mason.
(d) The parson.

3. What is Charlotte and Eduard's son to be named?
(a) Otto.
(b) Johann.
(c) Edmund.
(d) Heinrich.

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

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

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

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

8. Which of Luciane's "experiments in moral regeneration" goes badly wrong?
(a) Her attempt to re-socialize a mad young woman.
(b) Her endeavors to patch up Charlotte and Eduard's relationship.
(c) Her efforts to introduce a foreign friend into high society.
(d) Her education of a young peasant boy.

9. Whom does Ottilie summon for help as the tragedy unfolds?
(a) Charlotte.
(b) The doctor.
(c) The Major.
(d) Nanni.

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

11. What gift do Charlotte and Ottilie give the architect?
(a) A waistcoat.
(b) A pair of drafter's compasses.
(c) An engraved goblet.
(d) A pair of gloves.

12. What is Ottilie's relationship with the architect like?
(a) She disagrees with him about crucial design elements.
(b) She easily gets frustrated with his incompetence.
(c) She is madly in love with him.
(d) She treats him as if he were her elder brother.

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

14. How does Ottilie react in the wake of the tragedy?
(a) She vows to become a nun and do only God's work from then on.
(b) She immediately jumps into the lake and kills herself.
(c) She swears to atone for her sins by renouncing Eduard completely.
(d) She acquiesces to Eduard's request for her hand in marriage.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Eduard view the tragedy?

2. Which unexpected visitor arrives during the performance of the artistic activity planned by the architect?

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

4. Whose observations on the landscape of the estate serve to enrich Charlotte and Ottilie's experience of the land?

5. In the wake of the tragedy, what is Charlotte and Ottilie's relationship with each other like?

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