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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. To what does the narrator compare the common themes running through Ottilie's journals?
(a) To a garment with a regular weave of fine fabric.
(b) To a naval rope with a single strand of red thread.
(c) To a novel with a specific trope repeating through it.
(d) To a garden in which patterns of hedges repeat themselves.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the general mood of the household when all four protagonists live there together again?

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

3. What is Eduard's plan for his own future?

4. What is Charlotte and Eduard's son to be named?

5. Which of Luciane's "experiments in moral regeneration" goes badly wrong?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Eduard, Charlotte, and Ottilie act once they are all living in the same house together again?

2. How does Ottilie respond to the tragedy involving herself and Otto?

3. Briefly describe Luciane, Charlotte's daughter from her first marriage.

4. What is the substance of Eduard's proposition to the Major, and the Major's response to it?

5. What is the schoolmaster's general philosophy on teaching?

6. How does Charlotte and Ottilie's relationship change after Otto's death?

7. What is the first faux pas the foreign visitor commits, and why is it a social flub?

8. What is the nature of the "pendulum experiment" that one of the foreign visitors proposes, why does he propose it, and what are its results?

9. Briefly summarize the story the foreign visitor tells to Charlotte and Ottilie.

10. Where does Eduard go to meet Ottilie, and what are the circumstances of their meeting?

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