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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Mr. Brocklehurst, Miss Temple NOT should not accustom the girls to what?
(a) Habits of pleasure and moderation.
(b) Habits of poverty and frugality.
(c) Habits of obedience and servitude.
(d) Habits of luxury and indulgence.

2. What month is it when Jane departs for Lowood?
(a) April.
(b) September.
(c) January.
(d) June.

3. As Mr. Rochester and Jane discuss the prospect of her going to Ireland, what does Jane begin to do when she hears a nightingale?
(a) Sob.
(b) Laugh.
(c) Run.
(d) Whistle.

4. Who arrives at Lowood to see Jane and is mistaken for the carrier by her?
(a) Mrs. Reed.
(b) Georgiana Reed.
(c) Bessie.
(d) John Reed.

5. 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!"?
(a) Miss Miller.
(b) Miss Temple.
(c) Miss Scatcherd.
(d) Miss Smith.

6. Why is Jane taken and locked in the red-room?
(a) Because she tells on Eliza.
(b) Because she pulls Georgiana's hair.
(c) Because she defends herself against Bessie.
(d) Because she defends herself against John.

7. According to Jane, she tells Mr. Rochester a wanderer's repose and sinner's reformation do NOT depend on what?
(a) God.
(b) The queen.
(c) A fellow creature.
(d) Himself.

8. To whom is Jane referring when she thinks, "I will put her to some test, such absolute impenetrability is past comprehension"?
(a) Mrs. Fairfax.
(b) Grace Poole.
(c) Adele.
(d) Sophie.

9. When Jane first arrives at Thornfield, how does Mrs. Fairfax treat her that surprises her?
(a) She treats her like a visitor.
(b) She treats her like a servant.
(c) She treats her like a stranger.
(d) She treats her like a pupil.

10. According to Jane, why are the girls predisposed to becoming ill so that forty-five out of eighty are afflicted?
(a) Because of stifling heat and a fatty diet.
(b) Because of semi-starvation and neglected colds.
(c) Because of lack of exercise and too many sweets.
(d) Because of physical abuse and lack of vitamins.

11. What does the gypsy tell Jane about Blanche's motive for marrying Mr. Rochester?
(a) That she is in love with him.
(b) That she is marrying him for his estate.
(c) That she does not have long to live.
(d) That she wants revenge on someone else.

12. 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) Hated; approved; friends.
(b) Envied; approved; enemies.
(c) Hated; disapproved; friends.
(d) Envied; disapproved; enemies.

13. According to Jane, what hour in the evening has provided "the ruddy gloaming, the licensed uproar, the confusion of many voices gave one a welcome sense of liberty?"
(a) Breakfast-hour.
(b) Dinner-hour.
(c) Play-hour.
(d) Final-hour.

14. According to Jane, who bullies and punishes her "not two or three times in the week, nor once or twice in the day, but continually?"
(a) Bessie.
(b) John.
(c) Eliza.
(d) Georgiana.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Bessie's husband, Robert Leaven, come to Thornfield to see Jane?

2. According to Bessie's husband, Robert Leaven, how has John Reed died?

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

4. According to Jane, why is Blanche "too inferior" to excite jealousy?

5. What is the subject of Leah's and the charwoman's conversation that Jane overhears, and is dropped once they perceive her?

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