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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Knowles acknowledge as the modern gentleman?
(a) The politician
(b) The educator
(c) The scientist
(d) The capitalist
2. Where does Charles go after leaving the Freeman mansion?
(a) To the theatre
(b) To his club on St. James
(c) To his best friend's house
(d) To his flat in Kensington
3. How does Dr. Grogan rebut Charles' objection that nothing improper passed between him and Sarah?
(a) He says Charles protests too much.
(b) He confesses that he saw them in his telescope.
(c) He calls Charles a liar and orders him out of his house.
(d) He uses the catechism about wishing for a sinful act being the same as doing it.
4. What is the outcome of Charles' interview with Ernestina's father, Mr. Freeman?
(a) Charles cannot bring himself to tell the truth.
(b) He withdraws his offer of Ernestina's hand in marriage.
(c) Mr. Freeman increases Ernestina's dowry.
(d) Mr. Freeman does not object to Charles' change in fortune.
5. Why is Charles going to London?
(a) To inform Ernestina's father of the changes in his fortune.
(b) To collect money for travel to Europe.
(c) To hire a lawyer to get rid of Mrs. Trotter.
(d) To hire another manservant.
6. When she couldn't sleep, what does Ernestina decide to do?
(a) Go for a walk.
(b) Go look for Aunt Tranter.
(c) Write in her diary.
(d) Go to the kitchen and eat.
7. What does Knowles explain the Victorian ending is all about?
(a) Charles' imagination of how things would end.
(b) An exercise in literary speculation.
(c) A means of explaining the Victorian mentality.
(d) Ernestina's dream the night before Charles returns to Lyme.
8. How is Aunt Tranter affected in all of the problems?
(a) She is confused and angry.
(b) She thinks it is all for the best.
(c) She wants to have the police confront Charles.
(d) She says she never trusted Charles.
9. What does Charles find inside the old shed?
(a) Sarah sleeping on some hay.
(b) Sarah's bonnet she had left behind.
(c) Ernestina who had come to catch Charles.
(d) Sarah's clothes but no Sarah.
10. What happens when Sam comes to Charles' hotel room?
(a) He agrees to go abroad with charles.
(b) He demands money from Charles.
(c) He gives Charles a black eye.
(d) He resigns as Charles' servant.
11. What does Dr. Grogan suggest?
(a) That Charles see Sarah and make up his mind who he loves.
(b) That he will handle the matter with Sarah and Charles must go away.
(c) That Dr. Grogan himself goes to find out what Sarah really wants.
(d) That Charles insists on eloping with Ernestina at once.
12. To what animal does Charles compare himself at the time?
(a) The hedgehog who curls up in a ball and erects its spines of aristocracy.
(b) A serpent that devours everyone around him.
(c) A pampered Pekinese dependant on his future father-in-law.
(d) A feral cat who must make his way by stealth and cunning.
13. What is in the second letter Charles opens that morning?
(a) An apology
(b) An address
(c) A blackmail message
(d) A bill
14. What does Charles' purse provide Sarah in Exeter?
(a) A roof over her head for one week
(b) More little luxuries than she had ever had
(c) A reminder of her shame
(d) A sense of indebtedness
15. Where does the cab deliver Charles and the prostitute?
(a) At a cheap hotel
(b) At her flat
(c) At Chrale's Kensington home
(d) At a bordello
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Charles think about the three-word message from Sarah?
2. What does Sarah suggest Mrs. Poulteney do with her severance pay?
3. What does Freeman recognize about the times?
4. What does Charles do when Sam comes into his room the following morning?
5. What does Sarah say to Charles after they discuss her lie about Varguennes?
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