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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. Zeena asks Ethan if Jotham Powell can _________________________.
(a) Drive her to the train station.
(b) Bring the lumber to Mr. Hale.
(c) Accompany her to the doctor's office.
(d) Drive her to Michael Eady's store.

2. Mattie lives with the Fromes because ____________________________.
(a) She is a hired girl acting as Zeena's aid.
(b) She is a friend of the family who needed work.
(c) She is Zeena's cousin and acts as her aid.
(d) She is Ethan's cousin, and acts as their housekeeper.

3. Zeena's cat ____________________________.
(a) Falls asleep on top of Mattie's sewing.
(b) Claws at Mattie when she sits in Zeena's chair.
(c) Watches Ethan and hisses at him.
(d) Watches them through narrowed eyes.

4. When Zeena opens the door, Ethan is surprised by _______________________.
(a) Her excitement over their return.
(b) Her refusal to let them enter.
(c) Her cold nature.
(d) Her gaunt appearance.

5. Ethan and Mattie discuss the marriage of ________________________.
(a) Ethan and Zeena.
(b) Mattie and Denis.
(c) Jothan and Mattie.
(d) Ned and Ruth.

Short Answer Questions

1. Ethan and Mattie do not go sledding that evening because ___________________________.

2. Ethan is dismayed to find ________________________.

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

4. Mattie confesses her fear that ____________________________.

5. Ethan immediately regrets telling Zeena he will get money from Mr. Hale because ________________________________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Ethan ashamed of his and Zeena's behavior in their room?

2. Why is Zeena traveling to Bettsbridge?

3. If winter has kept him "frozen" in the same old patterns, what might the coming spring promise for Ethan Frome?

4. What might the weather foreshadow about Ethan's plans for the day?

5. What images might foreshadow trouble or death in the chapter?

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

7. What reason does Ethan give Mattie for Zeena sending her away?

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

9. Why does Ethan give up on the hope of money from Andrew Hale?

10. What clues does Ethan have that Zeena's return will not be a pleasant one?

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