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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Upon whose word does Mr. Forsythe, vicar of Lyme, rely to recommend Sarah?
(a) Mr. Fursey-Harris, vicar of Chramouth.
(b) His maid who knows Sarah personally.
(c) Sarah herself.
(d) Mrs. Talbot.

2. What is obvious about the size of the dowry Ernestina will bring to a marriage?
(a) The expensive clothes and jewels she always wears.
(b) The Smithson name.
(c) The absence of brothers and sisters.
(d) The size of the Smithson house.

3. What does Sarah say to prevent her from leaving Lyme and going to London?
(a) She says her education is not good enough.
(b) She says she would become what she is being accused of.
(c) She says she has no money to make the move.
(d) She says she knows no one in London.

4. Who does Ernestina tease her Aunt Tranter about?
(a) Charles' uncle.
(b) The bachelor Dr. Grogan.
(c) The vicar.
(d) Mrs. Poulteney's brother.

5. Of what does Ernestina warn Charles about the people of Lyme?
(a) People will turn their backs on strangers.
(b) Everyone will think he is royalty and bow to him.
(c) People expect strangers to be examined and spoken to.
(d) He will be invited to a series of boring lectures in the town hall.

6. What does Sarah think about Christians?
(a) She thinks they are crueller than heathens.
(b) She thinks they are very intelligent.
(c) She thinks they will help her.
(d) She thinks they are charitable.

7. Why is Charles thought of as an interesting young man?
(a) Because his travels had rubbed away the patina of seriousness.
(b) Because he was easy to catch in a matriomonial trap.
(c) Because he was as well known as Disraeli and Gladstone.
(d) Because there was no cynicism about him.

8. What does Knowles say is the most common symptom of wealth in 1867?
(a) Boredom.
(b) Indulgence.
(c) Responsibility.
(d) Neurosis.

9. What does Mrs. Poulteney say of rumors about Mary, Mrs. Tranter's maid?
(a) That she had been seen at the pub.
(b) That she had been walking on the Ware Commons.
(c) That she was meeting a young man behind the dairy.
(d) This this morning she was seen talking to a person.

10. What does Mrs. Poulteney insist as requisites for a companion?
(a) She must have a higher education and good references.
(b) She must be willing to work for a pittance.
(c) She must be willing to attend church every Sabbath.
(d) She must have impeccable moral character and no relatives.

11. What does Charles notice that shocks Ernestina?
(a) The discussion about Sarah Woodruff.
(b) Dr. Grogan's conversational Irish reel.
(c) The way Charles seems to have changed.
(d) Aunt Tranter's flirtation with Dr. Grogan.

12. What does Charles intend to do on his outing?
(a) Look for Sarah to talk to her.
(b) Walk to the next county to hunt for fossils.
(c) Stay away from the Cobb.
(d) Avoid going anywhere he might run into Sarah.

13. What had the servants at Winsyatt gossiped about Charles as he visited his uncle.
(a) That Charles deserves better treatment from his uncle.
(b) That rich people are never to be understood.
(c) That he is getting his comeuppance for not having visited his uncle more.
(d) That Mrs. Trotter will be kind to Charles.

14. How does the butler sum up the feelings of Mrs. Poulteney's staff?
(a) Madam, I shall shake the dust from my shoes as I leave.
(b) Madam, I should rather the poor house than another week under your roof.
(c) Meanness and gluttony describe you perfectly, madam.
(d) You, madam, have not devined that slavery is over.

15. 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 huge crash of the waves against the cliff.
(c) The cry of a lost sheep.
(d) A crow floating close overhead.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Knowles' opinion of the way Charles is dressed for his brisk walk?

2. What does Sarah ask of Charles?

3. Why does Mrs. Poulteney insist Sarah stay when Mrs. Tranter calls with Charles and Ernestina in tow?

4. What expression applied to a boy or girl is guaranteed to despoil their reputation for life?

5. How does Knowles pull himself into the novel in Chapter 13?

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