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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom is Mrs. Fairfax describing to Jane that is "Tall, fine bust, sloping shoulder; long graceful neck; olive complexion, dark and clear; noble features"?
(a) Blanche Ingram.
(b) Mary Ingram.
(c) Sophie.
(d) Mrs. Eshton.

2. In the red-room, why does Jane rush at the door and shake the lock to escape?
(a) Because John is taunting her in the room.
(b) Because she thinks there is a ghost in the room.
(c) Because she is cold and wants to light the fire.
(d) Because Bessie has threatened to strike her with a whip.

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

4. How does Miss Temple respond to Jane's defense of her character in light of Mr. Brocklehurst's accusation?
(a) She slaps her.
(b) She scolds her.
(c) She kisses her.
(d) She ignores her.

5. Who holds down Jane's arms and threatens to tie her down in the red-room?
(a) John and Miss Abbot.
(b) Bessie and Mrs. Reed.
(c) Bessie and Miss Abbot.
(d) Mrs. Reed and Miss Abbot.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?"

2. 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.

3. How does Jane respond to Mr. Lloyd's presence in the room?

4. Who is the newcomer who arrives from England whom the ladies call a "beautiful man"?

5. 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 __________."

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Helen Burns, and why is this significant?

2. Who arrives to tell the guests' fortunes? How does Blanche respond to her fortune's being told?

3. What does Jane's first dinner with Mr. Rochester at Thornfield foreshadow?

4. What does Mrs. Reed tell Mr. Brocklehurst about Jane, and how is this significant?

5. What are the girls fed when Jane first arrives at Lowood that no one can eat, and why is this significant?

6. From what do the girls at Lowood suffer when Spring arrives, and how is this significant?

7. Why is Jane forbidden to sit with Mrs. Reed and the children, and how is this significant?

8. What is the aftermath of Mr. Brocklehurst's accusation regarding Jane?

9. How does Jane respond to Mr. Rochester's inquiry about whether she finds him attractive, and why is this significant?

10. What happens when Jane confesses her feelings for Mr. Rochester, and how is this significant?

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