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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. According to Jane, why is Blanche "too inferior" to excite jealousy?
(a) Because she is too pretty and worldly.
(b) Because she is not good or original.
(c) Because she is too intelligent and kind.
(d) Because she is unattractive and poor.

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

3. What does Mr. Rochester ask Jane to fetch for Mr. Mason from the drawer in his room?
(a) A phial and glass.
(b) A knife and towel.
(c) A pillow and blanket.
(d) A pipe and matches.

4. What does Mr. Rochester ask Jane to see that will suit Mrs. Rochester exactly?
(a) A ring.
(b) A bed.
(c) A wedding gown.
(d) A carriage.

5. When she returns to Gateshead from Thornfield, Jane tells Mr. Rochester that "wherever you are is my _________"?
(a) Home.
(b) Comfort.
(c) Work.
(d) Happiness.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Mr. Rochester fetch Jane in the middle of the night to help Mr. Mason?

2. How old is Jane when the novel opens?

3. Why is Jane taken and locked in the red-room?

4. Who orders a lunch of bread and cheese after learning of the girls' inedible breakfast?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. When Jane first learns that Mr. Rochester may marry Blanche Ingram, why does she compare herself to her?

7. When Rochester returns with Blanche and a large party, how do they treat Jane, and why is this significant?

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

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

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

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