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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 the Major will swear to be bachelors forever.
(c) He and Charlotte will remain married, and he will conduct an affair with Ottilie.
(d) He and Charlotte will divorce, and he will marry Ottilie.

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

3. Which unexpected visitor arrives during the performance of the artistic activity planned by the architect?
(a) The Captain.
(b) The schoolmaster.
(c) The mason.
(d) The headmistress.

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

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

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

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

8. What is the house guest's suggested remedy for children who do not follow in their parents' footsteps?
(a) Making the child an equal partner in the parent's endeavors.
(b) Threatenting to disown the child unless he or she capitulates.
(c) Allowing the child to follow his or her own unique path in life.
(d) Punishing the child until he or she agrees to be like his or her parents.

9. 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.

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

11. How does the story told by the foreign visitor end?
(a) The protagonists die.
(b) The protagonists learn a valuable lesson.
(c) The protagonists must live apart.
(d) The protagonists marry.

12. What mistake does Eduard make while leaving the note?
(a) He forgets that due to a change of plans, Ottilie will no longer arrive at that place.
(b) He accidentally leaves the note in the wrong room.
(c) He accidentally locks himself in the room which Ottilie will be occupying.
(d) He neglects to sign it, so Ottilie will not know who wrote it.

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

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

15. What event marks the newborn's baptism with foreboding?
(a) The awkward way Charlotte explains Eduard's absence.
(b) The sudden death of the clergyman.
(c) The poor turnout for the event at the church.
(d) The spilling of the holy water.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the general substance of Ottilie's second journal entry?

2. What decision does Ottilie make that breaks her usual care and good sense?

3. Which character comes more into the forefront of Charlotte and Ottilie's life after Eduard's departure?

4. What conflicting feelings continuously torment Ottilie?

5. What two things does Ottilie refuse to do?

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