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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 famous garden does Giovanni compare Rappaccini's garden to?
(a) Kew Gardens.
(b) The Swedish Gardens.
(c) The Hanging Garden of Babylon.
(d) The Garden of Eden.

2. What does Beatrice do when she first approaches the purple shrub in this section?
(a) Pets its stem.
(b) Throws open her arms.
(c) Drops to her knees.
(d) Screams into its pollen.

3. What does the author say is a madness to Giovanni?
(a) The garden's rich beauty.
(b) Beatrice's rich beauty.
(c) Rappaccini's deep intelligence.
(d) Beatrice's rich voice.

4. What does Liabetta say a young man in Padua would give to be among Rappaccini's flowers?
(a) Gold.
(b) His virginity.
(c) Silver.
(d) His life.

5. What does Giovanni have to force himself through to get into the garden?
(a) The narrow door opening
(b) The entanglement of a shrub.
(c) A narrow gap in a fence.
(d) A patch of nettles.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Giovanni say Beatrice should wear the flowers for the sake of?

2. How does Baglioni know Giovanni?

3. What does Giovanni think Rappaccini looks like he is working among when he walks among his plants and flowers?

4. What does the writer say Beatrice's voice is as rich as?

5. Which of the following sentences does the man exclaim to Giovanni when he stops him?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Baglioni react to Giovanni's rudeness?

2. How does Beatrice treat the plants differently to her father?

3. Why does Baglioni say Giovanni should be wary of Rappaccini?

4. In what way can the Rappaccini's garden be compared to the Garden of Eden?

5. What is Baglioni's opinion of Rappaccini?

6. How does this opening section express Giovanni's youthful energy?

7. How does Baglioni greet Giovanni?

8. How do Baglioni's word affect Giovanni when he goes home?

9. How parts of the story suggest that Giovanni is an innocent?

10. How does the author describe the purple flower?

(see the answer keys)

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