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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the weather like as the novel opens?
(a) Temperate and mild.
(b) Hot and muggy.
(c) Cold and rainy.
(d) Warm and sunny.

2. 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 Smith.
(c) Miss Scatcherd.
(d) Miss Temple.

3. Who tells Mr. Eshton that Jane "looks too stupid for any game of the sort"?
(a) Amy.
(b) Colonel Dent.
(c) Mrs. Dent.
(d) Blanche.

4. As Mr. Lloyd questions Jane about her life at Gateshead, Jane's spirit is moved by what prospect which implies "an entire separation from Gateshead, an entrance into a new life?"
(a) Attending school.
(b) Moving to America.
(c) Exploring the world.
(d) Marrying a rich beau.

5. After Mrs. Reed's funeral, where does Eliza tell Jane she is taking up residence?
(a) An Italian school.
(b) A French convent.
(c) An English estate.
(d) A Spanish hospital.

6. How does Jane first encounter Mr. Rochester?
(a) He has fallen out of his coach.
(b) He has fallen with his horse.
(c) He has fallen off his chair.
(d) He has fallen down the staircase.

7. Who is Adele's mother?
(a) A German singer.
(b) An Italian actress.
(c) A Greek dress maker.
(d) A French opera dancer.

8. According to Jane, as she observes Mr. Rochester's talking with Louisa and Amy Eshton, she thinks that she understands the language of his countenance, though _____ and ________sever them.
(a) Rank; taste.
(b) Rank; wealth.
(c) Feeling; wealth.
(d) Taste; feeling.

9. What is inscribed on Helen's grave besides her name?
(a) Redivivus.
(b) Resurgam.
(c) Regnat populace.
(d) Religious loci.

10. 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 has too much of a sociable and childlike disposition.
(c) Because she feels Jane does not have a sociable and childlike disposition.
(d) Because she feels Jane is contagious and does not want her children to get sick.

11. What does Mr. Rochester tell Jane about Adele's mother?
(a) That she has betrayed him.
(b) That she jas married him.
(c) That she has married someone else.
(d) That he has left her for another woman.

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

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

14. When Jane wakes up in her own bed after fainting in the red-room, why is Mr. Lloyd in the room and NOT a physician?
(a) Because Mrs. Reed has employed an apothecary to care for Jane and the servants.
(b) Because Mr. Lloyd is studying to become a physician.
(c) Because the physician Mrs. Reed has employed is out of town.
(d) Because the nearest physician lives in Bath.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What month is it when Jane departs for Lowood?

2. When May arrives at Lowood, what is the "fog-bred pestilence" that arrives to transform the school into a hospital?

3. Jane is speaking to whom when she states, "I will say the very thought of you makes me sick, and that you treated me with miserable cruelty."

4. Who holds down Jane's arms and threatens to tie her down in the red-room?

5. After Jane tells Mr. Rochester that Mr. Mason has arrived, what does he exclaim?

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