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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What new clues indicate Zeena's continued satisfaction over her victory?
(a) She is kind and affectionate to Ethan.
(b) She declares that Mattie can keep the red pickle dish.
(c) She is eats well and treats Jotham Powell with kindness.
(d) She apologizes to Mattie for her earlier behavior.

2. Who does Mrs. Hale compare the remaining Fromes to at the end of the chapter?
(a) The Fromes of earlier centuries.
(b) The Fromes from a neighboring town.
(c) The Puritans.
(d) The Fromes down in the graveyard.

3. What excuse does Zeena use to try to keep Ethan from driving Mattie to the train?
(a) She claims he needs to fix the stove in Mattie's room.
(b) She claims he needs to fix the stove in his study.
(c) She claims Mattie does not want him to drive her.
(d) She claims she is feeling her sickness coming on again.

4. When Ethan returns to Mattie, he tells her _______________________________.
(a) She must leave the following day.
(b) He will be leaving with her the following day.
(c) She must be married as soon as possible.
(d) He has never loved Zeena.

5. Why has Mattie's disposition changed over the years?
(a) She has come to wish for her own death.
(b) She has suffered too much, and that has caused her to "sour."
(c) She has grown fond of Zeena.
(d) She has come to resent Ethan for his part in the accident.

6. According to Ruth Hale, who suffers most at the Fromes' house?
(a) Ethan.
(b) Mattie.
(c) Zeena.
(d) Jotham.

7. When Zeena suggests that Mattie has "taken from her" the one she cared about most of all, she is referring to _____________________________.
(a) Her red pickle dish.
(b) The cat.
(c) A tea towel.
(d) Mattie's father.

8. What reminds Ethan of Mattie as he walks to town?
(a) The spot where he kissed her by the spruce trees.
(b) All the cheerful couples walking about town.
(c) All the sights and sounds of nature.
(d) The sled route they were to visit together.

9. Ethan's defeat is reflected in his ________________________________________________.
(a) Disappointment in Mattie's attitude.
(b) Disappointment in the images of nature around him.
(c) Disappointment in Starkfield.
(d) Disappointment in Zeena's personality.

10. Mattie knows Ethan slept in the unheated study because ________________________________.
(a) She knows Zeena kicked him out of the bedroom.
(b) She heard him smashing things in there.
(c) She stayed up all night watching for him.
(d) She heard him come in late the night before.

11. When Ethan sees Zeena he is moved by what emotion?
(a) Lust.
(b) Love.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Compassion.

12. Why does the memory of the Fromes' place cause Mrs. Hale pain?
(a) Mrs. Hale remembers Zeena throwing parties.
(b) Mrs. Hale remembers living with the Fromes briefly before her marriage.
(c) Mrs. Hale remembers Mattie keeping the house clean.
(d) Mrs. Hale remembers when the house was well-kept by Ethan's mother.

13. In his study, Ethan toys with the idea of ________________________________________.
(a) Writing Zeena a goodbye letter and leaving with Mattie.
(b) Selling the farm so he can follow Mattie.
(c) Writing down his feelings for Mattie.
(d) Firing Jotham Powell so he can afford to keep Mattie.

14. Later, Zeena insisted _____________________________________.
(a) On bringing Mattie back to the Fromes' house.
(b) On bringing Mattie her trunk so she could have her things.
(c) On bringing Mattie over to the Hales' to visit.
(d) On bringing Mattie to the train herself.

15. What does Mattie plan to do after leaving Starkfield?
(a) She will try to connect with her family.
(b) She will try to get hired as a maid.
(c) She will try to go back to college.
(d) She will try to get a job in a store.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the lumber especially hard for Ethan to load?

2. How has Zeena changed since the accident?

3. Why does Mrs. Hale only visit the Fromes twice a year?

4. Ethan's goal is to reach Starkfield ____________________________.

5. Ethan finds Mattie crying because __________________________________.

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