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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the new house guest's philosophy on education?
(a) Girls are more apt to learn new things, while boys are more apt to retain knowledge.
(b) Learning does not stop when an individual leaves the schoolhouse.
(c) Boys should be taught to be servants, and girls should be taught to be mothers.
(d) The best way to teach young people is through rote recitation.

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

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

4. What new feature of Eduard's character makes him more like Ottilie?
(a) He loses his voice.
(b) His handwriting becomes more like Ottilie's.
(c) He eats less and less.
(d) He suffers from one-sided headaches.

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 artistic activity does the architect plan for Ottilie to be centrally involved in?
(a) Hosting and starring in a pianoforte recital.
(b) Portraying Mary in a tableau of the birth of Jesus.
(c) Reciting a series of Petrarchan sonnets.
(d) Exhibiting her artwork at the royal court.

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

8. What two things does Ottilie refuse to do?
(a) Love again and forgive Charlotte.
(b) Speak and be Eduard's wife.
(c) Paint and keep house.
(d) Eat and read.

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

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

11. What decision does Ottilie make that breaks her usual care and good sense?
(a) To lay Otto down on the shoreline and walk alone.
(b) To row across the lake with Otto aboard.
(c) To take Otto up a very steep and narrow cliffside path.
(d) To leave Otto in the care of a young village girl.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Upon what date does the completion of the restoration of the building occur?

3. How does Eduard view the tragedy?

4. Upon what, to Ottilie, does her future rest?

5. What mistake does Eduard make while leaving the note?

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