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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. While telling her legend, Zenobia asks Priscilla to stand in front of her so that she can be inspired by her what?
(a) Lips.
(b) Hair.
(c) Eyes.
(d) Aura.

2. Before his departure for Blithedale in Chapter 1, where is Mr. Coverdale returning to his apartment from?
(a) Dinner at his parents'.
(b) An exhibition of the Veiled Lady.
(c) A play in town.
(d) The opera.

3. How does Mr. Foster greet all the men while the women are preparing dinner the first night at Blithedale?
(a) Angrily.
(b) Politely.
(c) Uncouthly.
(d) Nervously.

4. Who does Mr. Coverdale suggest that Mr. Hollingsworth would be of assistance to in Section 1, Chapter 1?
(a) The Veiled Lady.
(b) Mr. Moodie.
(c) Zenobia.
(d) Priscilla.

5. Coverdale and Zenobia argue about women being happy in life; what does Zenobia say is the reason of woman's unhappiness?
(a) Lack of variety in life.
(b) Improper care of one's self.
(c) Men overpowering women.
(d) Too high standards for women.

6. In Zenobia's story about the Veiled Lady, what does the Lady tell the young man who sneaks into her room will happen to him if he kisses her?
(a) He will never be able to forget her.
(b) He will be pledged to her, and from that instant she is doomed to be his evil fate.
(c) He will condem himelf to death.
(d) He will help to free her from the spell.

7. In Section 6, Chapter 12, when Zenobia is asked why she does not fling Priscilla off, how does she reply?
(a) She is trying to impress Hollingsworth.
(b) She will not fail Priscilla because the girl has clung to her from the first.
(c) She must keep her enemies closer.
(d) She has begun to care for the girl.

8. In Zenobia's story about the Veiled Lady, who arises in the midst of a group of visionary people?
(a) A golden necklace.
(b) A lovely maiden.
(c) A white horse.
(d) The Veiled Lady.

9. In Section 5, Chapter 9, what does Coverdale realize it's not mentally healthy to do?
(a) Sleep all day.
(b) Study individuals too closely.
(c) Envy others.
(d) Stay inside his room all day alone.

10. What does Zenobia claim Priscilla to be after Mr. Coverdale tells her his suspicions?
(a) A seamstress.
(b) A maid.
(c) A writer.
(d) A cook.

11. Why does Coverdale think that Priscilla deserves some poetry written about her?
(a) Because of her temperament.
(b) Because of the mystery that surrounds her.
(c) Because of her beauty.
(d) Because of her childhood.

12. What does Priscilla do when Coverdale tells her that she is fortunate that she has nothing dismal to remember?
(a) She tells him she does have dismal things from her past.
(b) She seems to be listening to a distant voice.
(c) She tells him he does not know her at all.
(d) She smiles at him.

13. What is Coverdale convinced that Hollingsworth will gain Zenobia and Priscilla as, in Section 4, Chapter 8?
(a) As followers.
(b) As girlfriends.
(c) As wives.
(d) As proselytes.

14. What type of flower does Zenobia wear in her hair?
(a) Dried.
(b) Ugly.
(c) Simple.
(d) Exotic.

15. How does Mr. Coverdale think the firelight from the hearth makes the men and women of Blithedale appear?
(a) The men youthful and the women beautiful.
(b) The men handsome and the women meek.
(c) The men strong and the women weak.
(d) The men weak and the women strong.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Zenobia's story about the Veiled Lady, a particular lady encounters a magician one morning while wandering in the woods; what does he warn her of?

2. What does Zenobia tell Priscilla that she needs, a role which Zenobia intends to fulfill?

3. What does Coverdale learn about Priscilla from Hollingsworth, in Section 4, Chapter 7?

4. In Section 3, Chapter 5, how does Mr. Foster say he will wake everyone at Blithedale at daybreak?

5. Who accosts Mr. Coverdale on his way back to his apartment in Section 1, Chapter 1?

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