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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How long does Jane stay at Gateshead before returning to Thornfield?

4. During what month does Jane return to see Mrs. Reed at Gateshead?

5. According to Jane, Bessie once said that to dream of what was a sure sign of trouble?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What message does St. John leave for Jane before he departs as a missionary?

3. What happens when Jane is refused entrance to the house where three women are knitting in mourning clothes?

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

5. What are Jane's plans after her fortune has dramatically changed, and why does St. John urge her to reconsider them?

6. Why had Mr. Rochester married Bertha Mason, and how is this significant?

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

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

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

10. From what do the girls at Lowood suffer when Spring arrives, and how is this significant?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Point of View in the novel.

1) What is the POV?

2) How does the POV influence reader reception?

3) What is the connection between the POV and pacing in "Jane Eyre?"

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the role of governesses in the novel.

1) How are governesses treated in the novel?

2) How does Jane feel about her role as a governess?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the autobiographical elements in "Jane Eyre."

1) Compare Jane Eyre with Charlotte Bronte.

2) What fictional events are modeled after real-life incidents?

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