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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is it about Ernestina that allows Sir Robert to disinherit Charles so easily?
(a) Ernestina's prim and proper Victorian ways that will be an asset to Charles.
(b) Ernestina's ability to help Charles in his digging.
(c) Ernestina's toyal title.
(d) Ernestina's large dowry that Charles will receive on their marriage.

2. At that time in London, what is socially becoming as important as good blood?
(a) Good education and good travel.
(b) Good connections and good experience.
(c) Good clothes and good houses.
(d) Good money and good brains.

3. What characteristics make Aunt Tranter very special?
(a) Plumpness and a jocular spirit.
(b) High moral and religious values.
(c) Wealth and generosity.
(d) Optimism and making the best of everything for all.

4. What happened to Charles' mother?
(a) She fell into the sea on a boat outing.
(b) She ran off with an Italian.
(c) She died of tuberculosis.
(d) She died in childbirth to a stillborn girl.

5. What terrible image does Mrs. Talbot have from the literature she reads?
(a) A picture of Sarah begging on the streets.
(b) A picture of Sarah after jumping from a cliff.
(c) A picture of Sarah dying of starvation.
(d) A picture of Sarah reduced to working in a house of ill repute.

6. Why is Mrs. Poulteney shocked to hear that Sarah is walking on Ware Commons?
(a) It has become to be called Lover's Lane.
(b) Along Ware Commons there are ale houses and thieves.
(c) She goes out unchaperoned.
(d) It leads to the Cobb where the sailors are.

7. How does Sarah appear as she stands at her windowsill at night looking out to sea?
(a) Like an angel looking for lost ships.
(b) Like a hysterical woman who has lost all.
(c) Like a ghost searching for reality.
(d) Like a preliminary to jumping from the window.

8. On the bright, sunny morning in Lyme, how does Ernestina awaken?
(a) In a mood that the brilliance of the morning only aggravated.
(b) Too late to see Charles who had already left for a walk.
(c) Bright and bubbly, anxious to see Charles.
(d) Afraid that exposure to sunlight would darken her skin.

9. What is Sarah's position in Charmouth?
(a) Housekeeper.
(b) Governess.
(c) Milk maid.
(d) Librarian.

10. What is Ernestina's great fear about marriage?
(a) The sinfulness of sex.
(b) The idea of becoming amother.
(c) The pain and brutality of sex.
(d) The dread of being seen naked.

11. What shop in Lyme is somewhat famous?
(a) The Old Fossit Shop.
(b) The Lyme Stationery Shop.
(c) The Curious Cigar Shop.
(d) The Wicker Shop.

12. Immediately after Charles discovers that Sarah is not dead, what happens in Ernestina's bedroom?
(a) She decides to get dressed and go looking for Charles.
(b) She wakes from a dream in which Charles is lost at sea.
(c) She calls for Sam to interrogate him about Charles.
(d) She rereads her diary entry from that morning.

13. What imagery does Knowles insert at the point in the conversation where Sarah admits to ceasing her cruelty with the lieutenant?
(a) A sudden, strong wind.
(b) A crow floating close overhead.
(c) The cry of a lost sheep.
(d) A huge crash of the waves against the cliff.

14. How does Knowles pull himself into the novel in Chapter 13?
(a) As a novel critique presupposing what the real critics might say.
(b) As a bystander who can attest to the truth of the story.
(c) With questions regarding his methods and purposes for writing the story.
(d) As a counterpart to Charles whose experiences have been different.

15. What is unimaginable to Charles in a relationship with a woman?
(a) Social equality.
(b) Loving two women at the same time.
(c) Darwinian selection.
(d) Intimacy of thought and feeling.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Charles' plan for maintaining distance from Sarah.

2. What is Charles' thinking as he passes through the vast estate?

3. What resolution does Charles make on his way back to Lyme?

4. Why does Sarah take the risk of not going by the back way around the dairy the morning she is seen by two walkers?

5. How does Knowles picture Sam?

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