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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. Ethan puts his arm around Mattie ________________________.
(a) To steady her as they walk.
(b) To show her his intentions.
(c) To console her.
(d) To demonstrate his ownership of her to Denis Eady.

2. The Fromes take Mattie into their home because ____________________________________.
(a) Ethan insists they help Mattie.
(b) Zeena's doctor has recommended she get help with the housework.
(c) Zeena refuses to do housework now that she is married.
(d) Zeena feels compassion for Mattie's position.

3. What word best describes the mood of the scene between Ethan and Mattie?
(a) Expectant.
(b) Somber.
(c) Fearful.
(d) Guilty.

4. Ethan's love of nature does not extend to ___________________.
(a) Agriculture.
(b) Lumber.
(c) Astronomy.
(d) Animals.

5. How is the pickle dish broken?
(a) Mattie knocks it off the table.
(b) The dog knocks it off the table.
(c) Ethan knocks it off the table.
(d) The cat knocks it off the table.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is happening at the church at midnight?

2. Mattie's only skills include _______________________________________.

3. Ethan is intimidated by Michael Eady because _________________________.

4. As he travels to town, Ethan dreams about ______________________________.

5. Mattie confesses her fear that ____________________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Ethan's reaction to finding Ned and Ruth Varnum kissing among the trees?

2. What concerns does Ethan Frome express about Mattie Silver throughout the chapter?

3. Describe the overall mood of Chapter 1.

4. Why is Zeena traveling to Bettsbridge?

5. Why does Ethan mention to Mattie that he saw Ned and Ruth kissing earlier?

6. What, according to Ethan, is responsible for the biggest change in Mattie since she arrived in Starkfield?

7. Describe Ethan and Zeena as they fall asleep at night.

8. What is the atmosphere between Ethan and Mattie like after dinner?

9. Why is Mattie upset to learn that the Fromes expect her to leave them someday?

10. What is Ethan's attitude toward Denis Eady? Why?

(see the answer keys)

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