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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. After claiming that she is not positively ill-natured, why does Zenobia decide to be kind to Priscilla?
(a) Because she decides she really does like her.
(b) Because Coverdale and Hollingsworth seem so interested in the girl.
(c) Because she wants everyone to forgive her.
(d) Because she feels bad about her treatment of her.

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

4. What does Zenobia have a lot of?
(a) Shoes.
(b) Pride.
(c) Weaknesses.
(d) Hats.

5. Why does Coverdale believe the neighbors of Blithedale slander their farming abilities?
(a) Because of their envy and malice.
(b) Because they are mean.
(c) Because they want to destroy them.
(d) Because they are scared of them.

6. What does Zenobia praise Mr. Coverdale about at the beginning of Section 2, Chapter 3, as everyone arrives at Blithedale?
(a) His music.
(b) His poetry.
(c) His attire.
(d) His food.

7. What makes Coverdale realize that Zenobia will not be friends with Priscilla for long?
(a) Because Priscilla is becoming more beautiful than her.
(b) Because Coverdale is in love with Priscilla.
(c) Because Priscilla is becoming more popular than her.
(d) Because Hollingsworth is in love with Priscilla.

8. Regarding the stranger who interrupts Coverdale's secluded time; who does he make an odd character sketch of?
(a) Priscilla.
(b) Zenobia.
(c) Hollingsworth.
(d) Moodie.

9. In Section 6, Chapter 11, why does Coverdale stay in the vicinity of Zenobia's customary walk?
(a) So that he can assist her quickly if necessity dictates it to be so.
(b) So he can see who she is meeting with.
(c) So that he can watch her from behind the cover of the trees.
(d) So he will have a chance to talk to her.

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

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

12. How is the atmosphere at the first dinner in the Blithedale farmhouse?
(a) Cheerful.
(b) Oppressive.
(c) Dull.
(d) Exciting.

13. After Moodie visits, Coverdale decides to take a holiday for the day; where does he go?
(a) The woods.
(b) The lake.
(c) The city.
(d) The meadow.

14. What does Coverdale believe is his duty to do for Priscilla?
(a) Protect her.
(b) Marry her.
(c) Educate her.
(d) Get rid of her.

15. What is a phenomenon in the Mesmeric line?
(a) The Asian Lady.
(b) The Veiled Lady.
(c) The new play by Coverdale.
(d) The opera.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Zenobia throw a piece of gauze over at the end of her tale?

2. After the first group dinner at Blithedale, what does Mr. Foster do while everyone adjourns to the sitting room?

3. What does the person who accosts Mr. Coverdale on his way back to his apartment in Section 1, Chapter 1 want from him?

4. What does Coverdale find Zenobia and Priscilla doing in the barn, in Section 4, Chapter 8?

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

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