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

2. To whom is Blanche referring when she tells Mr. Rochester that "half of them detestable, and the rest ridiculous"?
(a) Governesses.
(b) Servants.
(c) Handmaidens.
(d) Mistresses.

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 __________."
(a) Envied; approved; enemies.
(b) Envied; disapproved; enemies.
(c) Hated; approved; friends.
(d) Hated; disapproved; friends.

4. How long does Jane stay at Gateshead before returning to Thornfield?
(a) One year.
(b) Two weeks.
(c) One month.
(d) One week.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Jane, what three things, when combined, make one mystery to which humanity has not yet found the key?

2. Whom does Blanche treat with coldness and acrimony?

3. According to Mr. Rochester, Jane is ______, quiet, _______, and simple.

4. What language does Adele speak fluently?

5. When she returns to Gateshead from Thornfield, Jane tells Mr. Rochester that "wherever you are is my _________"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is Jane's impression of Mr. Rochester's and Blanche's relationship?

5. How is Mr. Rochester's response to Jane's homecoming from Gateshead revealing?

6. What does Mr. Rochester demand of Jane and Mr. Mason when they are left alone together, and what does it signify?

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

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

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

10. What is Jane's first impression of Thornfield in her new position as governess, and why is this significant?

(see the answer keys)

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