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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What causes Carrie to lose her first job in Chicago?
(a) A cold.
(b) Starting a fight with her co-workers.
(c) Her slow pace.
(d) Her lack of experience.

2. What does Mrs. Hurstwood ask her husband to get for her shortly after his affair with Carrie begins?
(a) A guided tour of Europe in the summer.
(b) A carriage.
(c) A new spring wardrobe.
(d) Season tickets to the horse races.

3. What does Hurstwood tell his friends to do when they go to the play put on by Drouet's group?
(a) Wear formal attire.
(b) Cheer for Carrie.
(c) Leave half way through.
(d) Boo the whole time.

4. Why does Mr. Hurstwood refuse to help his wife show some of their friends around town one night?
(a) He has to work.
(b) He hates being around his wife for longer than an hour at a time.
(c) He does not feel like talking to people he does not like.
(d) He is too busy.

5. Why does Carrie's sister insist she keep her horrible job?
(a) She wants Carrie out of the house during the day.
(b) They need the money.
(c) Her husband has just lost his job.
(d) She does not want Carrie to be a quitter.

6. What does Drouet discuss with Carrie the morning after her success in the play?
(a) His suspicion about Hurstwood.
(b) A vacation.
(c) His finances.
(d) Marriage.

7. What does Hurstwood suggest to Carrie that they do the day after her success in the play?
(a) Stop seeing each other.
(b) Enroll her in a school for actors.
(c) Run away together.
(d) Get an apartment together.

8. What worries Hurstwood the most as he waits for a response from his wife after being locked out of his house?
(a) His reputation among his friends.
(b) Carrie's silence.
(c) The possible loss of his employment.
(d) The ownership of his house.

9. What does Carrie find has happened in her apartment when she returns from looking for work?
(a) Hurstwood is there waiting.
(b) She has been robbed.
(c) Drouet has retrieved the rest of his things.
(d) She is being evicted.

10. How do Carrie and Drouet spend their nights after Carrie moves out of her sister's house?
(a) Looking for a job for Carrie.
(b) Going out on the town.
(c) Attending lavish parties.
(d) Talking quietly in Carrie's new apartment.

11. How does Carrie respond in her letter to Hurstwood after receiving one from him while she is out looking for work?
(a) She does not respond.
(b) She begs him to explain himself and his lies.
(c) She tells him goodbye.
(d) She asks him to forgive her for her impudence.

12. Where does Carrie finally find a job after an entire day of searching?
(a) A hat shop.
(b) A grocery market.
(c) A shoe factory.
(d) A department store.

13. What does Mrs. Hurstwood tell her husband that she expects from him during his affair?
(a) A divorce.
(b) Honesty.
(c) Discretion.
(d) Financial support.

14. Why does Hurstwood not care about Carrie's relationship with Drouet as he begins to pursue her?
(a) He sees Drouet with other women.
(b) He loves Carrie too much to care.
(c) He does not like Drouet.
(d) He is more successful than Drouet.

15. What keeps Carrie from finding a job when she first starts looking for one in Chicago?
(a) Her lack of skills.
(b) Her shyness.
(c) Her youth.
(d) Her recent sickness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What brings Charles Drouet the greatest joy in the world?

2. How does Carrie tell her sister that she is moving out of her house?

3. How does Mrs. Hurstwood find out about her husband's affair with Carrie?

4. What does Carrie plan to do with her salary when she does find a job?

5. What does Hurstwood say he will do after discussing his affair with his wife?

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