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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After Priscilla and Mr. Hollingsworth arrive and are introduced, who tells the others to feed Priscilla?
(a) Mr. Foster.
(b) Zenobia.
(c) Mr. Coverdale.
(d) Mrs. Foster.

2. How many men ride together to Blithedale during the storm in Section 1, Chapter 2?
(a) Two.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Three.

3. What lady does Mr. Coverdale plan on meeting the day after he is accosted in Section 1, Chapter 1?
(a) The Veiled Lady.
(b) Priscilla.
(c) Elizabeth.
(d) Zenobia.

4. What does Coverdale complain about his first day at Blithedale?
(a) The thinly partitioned walls.
(b) His lack of sleep.
(c) The bad food.
(d) The lack of comfort.

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

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

7. What does Coverdale find Zenobia and Priscilla doing in the barn, in Section 4, Chapter 8?
(a) Reading and discussing their books.
(b) Lauging and celebrating the holiday together.
(c) Arguing.
(d) Feeding the horses.

8. What does Coverdale awake to outside his window after his first night at Blithedale?
(a) Flowers blooming.
(b) Snow on the ground.
(c) Giant pieces of hail.
(d) Broken tree limbs.

9. What makes Mr. Coverdale think that Priscilla overheard his conversation with Zenobia in Section 3, Chapter 5?
(a) She sticks her tounge out at them.
(b) He notices her gazing at them angrily.
(c) He notices her wiping away tears.
(d) He notices her gazing at them sorrowfully.

10. Zenobia offers to invent a wild legend one day; how does everyone at Blithedale respond?
(a) Scared.
(b) Angrily.
(c) Complacently.
(d) Eagerly.

11. 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 tells him he does not know her at all.
(c) She smiles at him.
(d) She seems to be listening to a distant voice.

12. Coverdale reads a lot while in his room and discusses the works with Hollingsworth; whose work disgusts Hollingsworth?
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) Einstein.
(c) Newton.
(d) Fourier.

13. Who did Priscilla used to make silk purses for?
(a) Hollingsworth.
(b) Moodie.
(c) Zenobia.
(d) Mrs. Foster.

14. Where does Coverdale often spend his time making verses and meditating essays?
(a) On the sloping hill overlooking the valley.
(b) Next to the lake surrounded by wildflowers.
(c) In a leafy cave in the woods adjacent to the farm.
(d) Under a big oak tree overlooking the farmhouse.

15. What does Coverdale suspect about Zenobia's countenance as he sees her interact with Priscilla in Section 5, Chapter 9?
(a) She seems to be acting too sweetly.
(b) She is too cold and heartless.
(c) She is truly being helpful.
(d) She appears as though she is deviously plotting.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Coverdale suggest to Hollingsworth that he should be, in Section 3, Chapter 6?

2. In Zenobia's story about the Veiled Lady, what spell does the magician tell the lady about, after warning her of peril?

3. Coverdale believes he has done Hollingsworth a great wrong by prying into his character; why can't he help it?

4. How is Coverdale's attitude after a stranger interrupts his secluded time on his holiday?

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

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