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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Jane, why is Blanche "too inferior" to excite jealousy?
(a) Because she is too pretty and worldly.
(b) Because she is not good or original.
(c) Because she is too intelligent and kind.
(d) Because she is unattractive and poor.

2. What does Mr. Rochester ask Jane regarding his appearance?
(a) Whether she thinks he is youthful.
(b) Whether she thinks he is playful.
(c) Whether she thinks he is handsome.
(d) Whether she thinks he is serious.

3. According to Bessie's husband, Robert Leaven, how has John Reed died?
(a) Murder.
(b) Suicide.
(c) Cancer.
(d) Thypus.

4. Jane discovers the gypsy to be whom?
(a) Mr. Rochester.
(b) Mr. Eshton.
(c) Mrs. Fairfax.
(d) Blanche.

5. During what month does Jane return to see Mrs. Reed at Gateshead?
(a) October.
(b) November.
(c) June.
(d) May.

6. Why does Jane rush to Mr. Rochester's room after being awakened in the middle of the night by demonic laughter?
(a) Because it is on fire.
(b) Because Grace Poole has threatened her.
(c) Because Mrs. Fairfax has disappeared.
(d) Because Adele is ill.

7. Why does Mrs. Reed forbid Jane from joining her, Eliza, John, and Georgiana in the drawing-room?
(a) Because her children have complained that Jane is getting all the attention.
(b) Because she feels Jane is contagious and does not want her children to get sick.
(c) Because she feels Jane has too much of a sociable and childlike disposition.
(d) Because she feels Jane does not have a sociable and childlike disposition.

8. As she comforts Jane after Mr. Brocklehurst leaves, Helen tells her, "If all the world ________ you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience ________ you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without __________."
(a) Envied; approved; enemies.
(b) Envied; disapproved; enemies.
(c) Hated; disapproved; friends.
(d) Hated; approved; friends.

9. When Mr. Rochester gives Adele her gift, he tells Jane that he is not fond of what?
(a) The moodiness of children.
(b) The absence of adults.
(c) The dishonesty of servants.
(d) The prattle of children.

10. What does Jane first eat at Lowood that is disgusting, but is devoured out of hunger?
(a) Burned porridge.
(b) Rancid meat.
(c) Grainy soup.
(d) Cold gruel.

11. Why does Mr. Rochester fetch Jane in the middle of the night to help Mr. Mason?
(a) Because he has thyphus.
(b) Because he has insomnia.
(c) Because he is feverish.
(d) Because he is injured.

12. When Mr. Rochester greets Jane upon her return from Thornfield and asks if she can make him handsome, she tells him that _______has power beyond beauty.
(a) Loneliness.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Intelligence.
(d) Sternness.

13. Of what game is Jane ignorant that the party proposes to play?
(a) Roulette.
(b) Bridge.
(c) Polo.
(d) Charades.

14. Why are Jane and other girls forced to part with their portion of food at Lowood during the cold winter months?
(a) Because the smallest girls need the food.
(b) Because the teachers tell them to do so.
(c) Because the younger girls are not allowed more than one portion.
(d) Because the older girls menace them into doing so.

15. After Jane tells Mr. Rochester that Mr. Mason has arrived, what does he exclaim?
(a) "Mason - we must go!"
(b) "Mason - the West Indies!"
(c) "Mason - go fetch him!"
(d) "Mason - in England!"

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says to Helen, "Burns, you are standing on the side of your shoe; turn your toes out immediately," and "Burns, you poke your chin most unpleasantly; draw it in!"?

2. According to Jane, women are supposed to be generally calm, but they feel what?

3. What does Mr. Rochester forbid Mr. Mason and Jane to do before he departs?

4. What is the weather like as the novel opens?

5. As Jane watches the group perform, she states to the reader that she could not _____Mr. Rochester merely because he has ceased to notice her.

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