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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 Mrs. Danvers offer to do?
(a) To take the narrator downstairs.
(b) To open up the rooms in the west wing and to take the narrator on a tour.
(c) To show the narrator where the stone passage is.
(d) To show the narrator how Rebecca organised her menus.

2. What does the narrator read in Frank Crawley's eyes?
(a) Relief.
(b) Regret.
(c) Rejection.
(d) Recognition.

3. What is the narrator's attitude to the age-gap between herself and Maxim?
(a) She thinks Maxim is more like a father as he is so much older.
(b) She thinks it will matter in the future.
(c) She thinks it is a big barrier to their happiness.
(d) She thinks age doesn't mean anything in marriage.

4. What does Maxim tell Mrs Van Hopper about his valet?
(a) He says he does not have a valet.
(b) He says his valet gossips.
(c) He says that he overpays his valet.
(d) He says he does not like travelling alone and the valet is company.

5. What enjoyable holiday does the bishop's wife mention?
(a) A holiday at Monte Carlo.
(b) A holiday in Australia.
(c) A walking holiday in the Pennines.
(d) A trip on the Orient Express.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what is Rebecca's vase made?

2. How is Manderley's drive different from how the narrator imagined it?

3. What gives the impression of a church archway?

4. What is significant about the man the narrator meets on the beach?

5. How had they left the library door?

Short Essay Questions

1. Comment on Ben's significance in this chapter.

2. How does the new Mrs. de Winter play into Mrs. Danvers' hands during their conversation.

3. In what way could Rebecca's death justly be termed a suicide?

4. What is the overall tone of the opening chapter?

5. What do you think he means when Frank Crawley tells the protagonist that it's vitally important they they talk?

6. What does Maxim say is missing from his proposal?

7. What criticisms of the British landed gentry are implied in this chapter of Rebecca?

8. What, in her opinion, is the servants' attitude to the protagonist in Rebecca?

9. Could this novel have been called Manderley, not Rebecca?

10. Comment on the protagonist's feelings in Chapter 17 of Rebecca.

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