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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mr. Durbeyfield do after he talks to the parson?
(a) He hires a carriage to drive him home.
(b) He decides to take a walk by the river.
(c) He goes back to the pub.
(d) He tells his family he's rich.

2. Why has Tess made a pact with the other dairymaids?
(a) She believes she is too lowly and impure to marry.
(b) She was coerced into it.
(c) She wants to avoid having them be jealous of her.
(d) She wanted to gain the other dairymaids' trust.

3. While Tess is at Talbothays, she is quite happy. What causes her happiness?
(a) No one knows about her past so she feels renewed.
(b) She is falling in love with Angel.
(c) She is far away from Marlott.
(d) She likes working for Mr. Crick.

4. When Tess falls asleep in the leaves, what does Alec do?
(a) He wakes her up so they can go home.
(b) He watches her sleep.
(c) He seduces her.
(d) He holds her hand.

5. How old is Tess when she goes to Talbothays?
(a) Seventeen.
(b) Nineteen.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Twenty-three.

6. How does Alec react when Tess tells him how she feels about what has happened between them?
(a) He ignores her.
(b) He offers to marry her.
(c) He offers her money.
(d) He pretends he doesn't know what she is talking about.

7. After Tess leaves for Tantridge, how does her mother feel?
(a) Worried about Alec's intentions.
(b) Sad, she will miss Tess.
(c) Regretful, she thinks she pressured Tess.
(d) Happy, the family will have more money.

8. Angel tries to help Tess out with her chores. What does he do?
(a) Carries the milk pails for her.
(b) Plays the harp so she will feel happier about working.
(c) Pays someone to do some of her chores.
(d) Makes sure the cows she has to milk are the most good-natured ones.

9. When Angel tells Tess he loves her, and hugs her, she makes an excuse to move out of his embrace. What is her excuse?
(a) That she doesn't feel the same way.
(b) That she doesn't want anyone to see them.
(c) That she has been stung by a bee.
(d) That the cow might kick over the milk pail.

10. Angel is persistent in asking Tess why she will not marry him. What does Tess finally promise him?
(a) That she will give her blessing for him to marry Mercy Chant.
(b) That she will give her blessing for him to marry one of the other dairymaids.
(c) That she will reveal the reason she can't marry him on Sunday.
(d) That she will leave the farm.

11. While the dairy maids are out in the pasture searching for noxious weeds, Tess feels faint. What does Mr. Crick tell her?
(a) To have a drink of water.
(b) To carry on walking, and it will pass.
(c) To go back to the farm and lie down until she feels better.
(d) To sit down and rest for awhile.

12. In Chapter 1, Mr. Durbeyfield meets the parson on the road. How does the parson greet him?
(a) Mr. Durbeyfield.
(b) Sir John.
(c) Mr. D.
(d) Sir James.

13. At Talbothays Tess meets Angel - what does Angel's father do for a living?
(a) He is a parson.
(b) He is independently wealthy.
(c) He is a teacher.
(d) He is a bishop.

14. What motivates Tess to make a promise to Angel?
(a) The other dairymaids urge her to do so.
(b) Angel asks her to make a promise.
(c) It wouldn't be fair to marry him if he doesn't know about her past.
(d) She wants him to leave her alone.

15. Angel's two brothers are named Cuthert and ____?
(a) Fredrick.
(b) Frank.
(c) Felix.
(d) Francis.

Short Answer Questions

1. What objection does Angel make to the woman his parents want him to marry?

2. In Chapter 13, what does Tess discover?

3. What is Tess's reason for choosing to work at Talbothays?

4. In Chapter 12, what does Tess decide to do after she's been at the D'Urberville mansion for a few weeks?

5. Who comes to fetch Tess and take her to Tantridge?

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