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

2. Why are Jane and other girls forced to part with their portion of food at Lowood during the cold winter months?
(a) Because the younger girls are not allowed more than one portion.
(b) Because the smallest girls need the food.
(c) Because the older girls menace them into doing so.
(d) Because the teachers tell them to do so.

3. What does Mr. Rochester ask Jane regarding his appearance?
(a) Whether she thinks he is serious.
(b) Whether she thinks he is handsome.
(c) Whether she thinks he is youthful.
(d) Whether she thinks he is playful.

4. After the disease abates at Lowood, what discovery is made that is mortifying to Mr. Brocklehurst?
(a) The discovery of the ill-treatment and poor conditions at the school.
(b) The discovery of abducted children and slave wages at the school.
(c) The discovery of missing funds and abusive teachers at the school.
(d) The discovery of scandalous behavior and excessive opulence at the school.

5. What does Mr. Rochester ask Jane to do as they listen to the nightingale?
(a) Bed him.
(b) Marry him.
(c) Leave him.
(d) Forgive him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Adele tell Jane about the big horse-chestnut at the bottom of the orchard?

2. According to Jane, why are the girls predisposed to becoming ill so that forty-five out of eighty are afflicted?

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

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

5. Jane is speaking to whom when she states, "I will say the very thought of you makes me sick, and that you treated me with miserable cruelty."

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What happens to Mr. Mason during his first night at Thornfield, and why is this significant?

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

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

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

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

9. When Rochester returns with Blanche and a large party, how do they treat Jane, and why 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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