Short Answer Key
1. Where is Ethan Frome going at the start of Chapter 1?
Ethan is walking to the church in town to pick up his wife's cousin.
2. Most of the story takes place during which season?
3. What brought Ethan back to the farm, ending his studies at Worcester?
His father's death.
4. Though Ethan's studies were brief, the author states that he became aware of
Cloudy meanings behind the daily face of things.
5. What is happening at the church at midnight?
The church social is taking place.
6. When Ethan arrives, he ____________________________.
Hides in the shadows outside the church.
7. Ethan recognizes Mattie by her _________________________.
8. Ethan is dismayed to find ________________________.
Mattie dancing happily with the grocer's son.
9. Ethan is intimidated by Michael Eady because _________________________.
Eady is successful and flirtatious....
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