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

2. When May arrives at Lowood, what is the "fog-bred pestilence" that arrives to transform the school into a hospital?
(a) Typhus.
(b) Small pox.
(c) Cholera.
(d) Polio.

3. 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 is in love with him.
(c) That she does not have long to live.
(d) That she wants revenge on someone else.

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

5. Why is Jane surprised to learn that Mr. Rochester is the proprietor of Thornfield?
(a) Because she thinks Thornfield belongs to Adele.
(b) Because she thinks there is no proprietor at Thornfield.
(c) Because she thinks Mrs. Fairfax is the owner.
(d) Because she thinks Mr. Rochester is dead.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the gypsy doing when Jane enters the library?

2. Mr. Rochester compares Jane to what as she tries to free from his embrace?

3. 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 __________."

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

5. After the disease abates at Lowood, what discovery is made that is mortifying to Mr. Brocklehurst?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Helen Burns treated by Miss Scatcherd, and how does she respond?

2. What does Jane do when she discovers smoke coming from Mr. Rochester's room, and what does this signify?

3. Why is Jane punished in the Red Room, and why is the room significant?

4. What does Jane tell the gypsy about her art, and why is this significant?

5. Why does Jane stay at Gateshead after Mrs. Reed passes, and why is this significant?

6. What are the conditions like at Lowood, and what does it signify about the educational system?

7. How do Bessie and Mr. Lloyd help Jane after she is punished in the Red Room, and why is this significant?

8. What appeared in a dream that Bessie once had that was a bad omen, and what does this foreshadow in the novel?

9. Why does Mr. Rochester insist Jane join the party each evening in the drawing room?

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

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