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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 does Adele tell Jane about the big horse-chestnut at the bottom of the orchard?
(a) That lightning has split it in two.
(b) That a fire has burned it down.
(c) That someone has cut it down.
(d) That someone has carved its trunk.

2. According to Jane, what three things, when combined, make one mystery to which humanity has not yet found the key?
(a) Dreams, sympathies, and signs.
(b) Imaginings, presentiments, and sympathies.
(c) Dreams, imaginings, and signs.
(d) Presentiments, sympathies, and signs.

3. Who tells Mr. Eshton that Jane "looks too stupid for any game of the sort"?
(a) Amy.
(b) Blanche.
(c) Mrs. Dent.
(d) Colonel Dent.

4. What does Mr. Brocklehurst accuse Jane of being after making her sit on a stool in front of the class?
(a) A liar.
(b) A thief.
(c) A bully.
(d) An atheist.

5. What is Mr. Brocklehurst's complaint about Julia Severn's hair?
(a) It is too curly.
(b) It is cropped.
(c) It is unclean.
(d) It is too long.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mr. Rochester forbid Mr. Mason and Jane to do before he departs?

2. To whom is Blanche referring when she tells Mr. Rochester that "half of them detestable, and the rest ridiculous"?

3. After Jane tells Mr. Rochester that Mr. Mason has arrived, what does he exclaim?

4. Why does Bessie's husband, Robert Leaven, come to Thornfield to see Jane?

5. What does Mr. Rochester ask Jane to fetch for Mr. Mason from the drawer in his room?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the gypsy ask Jane, and why is this significant?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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