Girl with a Pearl Earring Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who began to distrust Griet with the jewelry box?
(a) Pieter.
(b) Maria.
(c) Catharina.
(d) Vermeer.

2. What single act appeared to change Griet the most?
(a) Griet wears the earrings.
(b) Griet has sex with Pieter.
(c) Griet has sex with Vermeer.
(d) Vermeer sees her hair.

3. How did Griet's family respond to Pieter's surprising them?
(a) They are welcoming.
(b) They are angry.
(c) They do not notice him.
(d) They are embarrassed.

4. What was the most important thing to Vermeer?
(a) Family.
(b) Love.
(c) Art.
(d) Nature.

5. What color dress did van Ruijven's new maid wear?
(a) Yellow.
(b) Black.
(c) Blue.
(d) Red.

6. What is the name of Griet's second son?
(a) Harold.
(b) Henry.
(c) Frans.
(d) Markus.

7. What was the color of the second piece of fabric for Griet's hair?
(a) Purple.
(b) Brown.
(c) Green.
(d) Blue.

8. What was Catharina's reaction to seeing the finished painting?
(a) She is sad.
(b) She is embarrassed.
(c) She is enraged.
(d) She is happy.

9. Who told Catharina that Griet had been assisting Vermeer with his paintings?
(a) Cornelia.
(b) Pieter.
(c) Maria.
(d) Griet.

10. What is the purpose of the final chapter of the novel?
(a) To show the death of a symbol.
(b) To show how much Vermeer loved Griet.
(c) To show that Griet is happy Catharina is poor.
(d) To tie up story lines. 

11. Why did Griet believe that the backlash from Catharina was not as intense as it should be?
(a) Catharina does not think Vermeer would ever have an affair.
(b) Catharina fears Griet.
(c) Catharina no longer cares for her marriage.
(d) Catharina wants Griet to have an affair with Vermeer.

12. Which item was symbolic of Griet's fear of sexuality?
(a) Her hands.
(b) Her skirts.
(c) Vermeer's paintings.
(d) Her hair.

13. How did Griet feel about Vermeer's possession of her?
(a) She is shocked.
(b) She is embarrassed.
(c) She is upset.
(d) She is pleased.

14. Who placed the pearl earring into Griet's ear?
(a) Catharina.
(b) Vermeer.
(c) Griet.
(d) Maria.

15. Who beat Cornelia?
(a) Maria.
(b) Vermeer.
(c) Griet.
(d) Catharina.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Griet do after Catharina tried to attack the painting?

2. Whom did Van Ruijven impregnate?

3. Who is the executor of Vermeer's will?

4. What is the name of one of Griet's sons?

5. What was Catharina really angry about when she saw the portrait?

(see the answer keys)

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