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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. 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 the physician Mrs. Reed has employed is out of town.
(b) Because Mrs. Reed has employed an apothecary to care for Jane and the servants.
(c) Because the nearest physician lives in Bath.
(d) Because Mr. Lloyd is studying to become a physician.

2. When Mr. Rochester greets Jane upon her return from Thornfield and asks if she can make him handsome, she tells him that _______has power beyond beauty.
(a) Intelligence.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Sternness.
(d) Loneliness.

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

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

5. While on her deathbed, what does Mrs. Reed ask Jane to fetch from her dressing-case?
(a) A will from Mrs. Reed's husband, John Reed.
(b) A letter from Jane's uncle, John Eyre.
(c) A pamphlet from Jane's cousin, Eliza Reed.
(d) A package from Jane's mother, Jane Eyre.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Jane discovers the gypsy to be whom?

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. With what booty does Jane retreat when the party arrives with Mr. Rochester?

5. What hope does Jane cherish that she has "no right to conceive"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the Rivers discover about the death of a wealthy uncle, and why is it significant?

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

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

4. What does Jane discover about Rosamond Oliver's feelings for St. John, and what does it signify?

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

6. How does Mr. Rochester respond to Jane's inquiry about Blanche's feelings regarding their upcoming marriage?

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

8. When Jane and Rochester meet in the garden, why does Mr. Rochester tell her about a position in Ireland?

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

10. Whom does Jane find in the room following her nightmare the day before the wedding, and what does it foreshadow?

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