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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 does the narrator consider to be the conflicting sides of Luciane's character?
(a) While Luciane is beautiful on the outside, her personality shows that she is evil.
(b) Although Luciane treats Ottilie with respect and deference, she secretly resents her.
(c) While Luciane is homely and plain, her generosity and charity make her seem angelic to others.
(d) Although Luciane can easily win people over, she can just as easily offend and alienate them.

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

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

4. In the wake of the tragedy, what is Charlotte and Ottilie's relationship with each other like?
(a) They appear reasonable and good willed, but cannot repair their friendship.
(b) They walk around in a daze never noticing each other.
(c) They rekindle their friendship and grow even closer than before.
(d) They grow cold and distant, and they constantly plot against one another.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Whom does Eduard meet unexpectedly as he walks?

3. What is the long-term plan of the new house guest?

4. What effect does the foreign visitor to the estate have on Ottilie, when he expounds upon the uselessness of over improving the land?

5. How does Ottilie react in the wake of the tragedy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What decision does Ottilie make that she normally never would, and what are the results of it?

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

3. Whom does Eduard meet when he walks through his own estate, and what is the significance of their meeting?

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

5. What are Charlotte's views of memorials?

6. 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?

7. What does Eduard plan with the Major regarding their relationships with Charlotte and Ottilie?

8. How does Charlotte discover Eduard has rejoined the military, and how does she respond to this news?

9. Summarize the reason for the solicitor's visit to Charlotte, which is related at the beginning of Part II.

10. How does Charlotte respond to the tragedy involving Ottilie and Otto?

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