Ethan Frome Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Wharton compares the chill in the Frome's kitchen to ______________________________.
(a) A darkened hearth.
(b) A vault after the dry cold of a night.
(c) The landscape of Starkfield.
(d) Zeena's heart.

2. What lie is revealed when Zeena presses Ethan to pay for a hired girl?
(a) Mattie's lie about planning to be married.
(b) Ethan's lie that he had loved Zeena when they were first married.
(c) Ethan's lie that he needed to collect money from Andrew Hale.
(d) Zeena's lie about needing to see another doctor.

3. Ethan cannot buy glue from Michael Eady's store because _______________________________.
(a) Eady's wife would report it to Zeena.
(b) Denis refuses to sell it to him.
(c) Denis cannot find it.
(d) Eady's store is not open.

4. Most of their quiet or intimate moments are interrupted by _____________________.
(a) The wind.
(b) The dog.
(c) The cat.
(d) Zeena.

5. Zeena objects to doctors' suggestions ___________________________.
(a) That she have a psychological examination.
(b) That she move to a warmer climate.
(c) That she have an operation.
(d) That she has any sort of illness.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of the chapter, Ethan's last thoughts are about _____________________________.

2. Ethan claims he needs to collect money from Mr. Hale because ____________________________________.

3. When Zeena suggests that Mattie has "taken from her" the one she cared about most of all, she is referring to _____________________________.

4. Ethan invites Jotham to dinner because _______________________________________.

5. Why is Zeena still awake when Ethan and Mattie arrive at home?

(see the answer key)

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