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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which vocation does Ottilie decide she wishes to pursue?
(a) To become a governess to a wealthy family.
(b) To teach at the boarding school.
(c) To become a maid.
(d) To become a great artist and painter.

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

3. What proposition does Eduard make to the Major?
(a) The Major should facilitate Eduard's kidnapping of and absconding with Ottilie.
(b) The Major should pretend to love Charlotte, then ruthlessly abandon her to make her pay for her sins.
(c) Eduard and Charlotte divorce so the Major can marry Charlotte and Eduard can marry Ottilie.
(d) Ottilie should become the object of the Major's direct amorous attentions in order to throw Charlotte off of Eduard's plan.

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

6. 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.

7. 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 appear reasonable and good willed, but cannot repair their friendship.
(c) They walk around in a daze never noticing each other.
(d) They rekindle their friendship and grow even closer than before.

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

9. What event precipitates the arrival of Charlotte's daughter at the estate?
(a) Ottilie's death and her memorial services.
(b) The birth of Charlotte and Eduard's first child.
(c) Luciane's engagement to a wealthy young man.
(d) Luciane has been kicked out of the boarding school.

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

11. What are the conditions on which Charlotte offers herself to the Major?
(a) She and the Major must be married right away so that she can try to have another child soon.
(b) Ottilie must never be turned out of their house but can never socialize with them again.
(c) The Major must duel to the death with Eduard, thus proving the power of his love for her.
(d) Ottilie must be willing to unite with Eduard, and that Eduard and the Major leave the house for a time.

12. What is the premise of the story told by the foreign visitor?
(a) A young peasant feels he is destined to marry a fine lady, and he accomplishes seemingly impossible tasks in order to win her heart.
(b) An elderly couple that gets pleasure by meddling in others' lives finds that it is prudent to mind one's own business.
(c) A young couple spends many happy days together, but on the eve of their wedding tragedy strikes both of them.
(d) Two young people who are incompatible as youths find themselves attracted to one another as they become adults.

13. When is the only time Ottilie does not take Otto with her?
(a) When she rows out on the lake.
(b) When she strolls through the woods.
(c) When she walks into town.
(d) When she tidies up her wing of the house.

14. What are Eduard's plans for Charlotte's future?
(a) She will die alone for her sins.
(b) She and Eduard will rekindle their love for one another.
(c) She and Ottilie will leave the estate in order to travel.
(d) She will keep the estate running with the help of the Major.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Eduard envision Otto will be raised?

2. How does Charlotte respond to the Major's hopeful question about their future together?

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

4. What specific form of memorializing does Charlotte admit having an aversion to?

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

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