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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What kind of morning greets Charles as he begins his walk to meet Sarah?
(a) It is cold and threatening, making Charles feel as though he is walking into an icy death.
(b) It is a foggy morning that compared to the blindness Charles feels about himself.
(c) It is beautiful and serene, leaving Charles feeling as though it were for him paradise lost.
(d) It is gray and rainy, symbolic of the gloom into which he is walking.
2. 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 resigns as Charles' servant.
(d) He gives Charles a black eye.
3. What does Charles discover from Mrs. Endicott?
(a) Sarah has fallen and hurt her ankle.
(b) Sarah sends word that she will not see Charles.
(c) Sarah has left the hotel and did not leave a forwarding address.
(d) Sarah has returned to Lyme.
4. What does Knowles say readers should now see as obvious?
(a) That Sam and Mary had been to that barn many times before.
(b) That Sam had proposed marriage to Mary.
(c) That Mary is pregnant with Sam's baby.
(d) That Sam is planning to abandon Mary.
5. How does Charles think about the three-word message from Sarah?
(a) As a kind of trap and threat.
(b) As her way of saying good-bye.
(c) As an oxymoron like proud begging.
(d) As a way of saying thank you.
6. What does Charles find inside the old shed?
(a) Sarah's clothes but no Sarah.
(b) Sarah's bonnet she had left behind.
(c) Sarah sleeping on some hay.
(d) Ernestina who had come to catch Charles.
7. Where does Sam go to work?
(a) For the Duke of Windsor
(b) At Sir Robert's estate
(c) In Mr. Freeman's store
(d) In the Whie Lion Inn
8. Where does Charles go after leaving Sarah?
(a) To find Sam
(b) To his hotel room
(c) To the carriage depot
(d) To a church
9. What does Knowles explain the Victorian ending is all about?
(a) A means of explaining the Victorian mentality.
(b) Charles' imagination of how things would end.
(c) Ernestina's dream the night before Charles returns to Lyme.
(d) An exercise in literary speculation.
10. What metaphor does Charles use to describe his guilt of lying about Sarah?
(a) Robin Hood denouncing Maid Marian as a strumpet.
(b) Sir Lancelot casting blame on the Lady of the Lake.
(c) King Arthur lusting for Morgan Le Fey.
(d) Sir Galahad showing Guinevere to be a whore.
11. What does Sam do after leaving Charles in his room at the Ship?
(a) Goes and hides out of sight across from the Endicott's Family Hotel.
(b) Goes to the telegraph office to send a message to Mary.
(c) Finds himself a cheap hotel for the night.
(d) Goes to the kitchen and orders a large meal charged to Charles.
12. What is Sarah's explanation for lying about Varguennes?
(a) That when she went to him she saw him with a prostitute.
(b) That she had not lied but had not tried to stop the rumors.
(c) That she wanted to kill herself.
(d) That she hated all men for a time after he left.
13. After Charles discovers that Sarah has vanished, who intrudes in his railway compartment?
(a) The author
(b) A pickpocket
(c) A preacher
14. In the Victorian ending, what unlikely thing does Charles do?
(a) Goes into business with Ernestine's father.
(b) Pays for Sam's and Mary's wedding.
(c) Tells Ernestine everything about him and Sarah.
(d) Warns Ernestine never to mention the name of Tragedy.
15. What happens after that first kiss?
(a) Sarah asks him to carry her to her bed before he leaves.
(b) Charles panics and runs out of her room.
(c) Charles removes Sarah's shawl and night gown.
(d) Overcome with passion, Charles tears off his clothes and makes love to her.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Dr. Grogan suggest?
2. Why does Charles go to Dr. Grogan?
3. Why does Mrs. Endicott allow Charles to go up to Sarah's room?
4. What has happened at the prostitute's house?
5. After the prostitute gets into bed, Charles stares down at her and asks her name. What is her answer?
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