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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the person who accosts Mr. Coverdale on his way back to his apartment in Section 1, Chapter 1 want from him?
(a) His wallet.
(b) A great favor.
(c) His coat.
(d) His blessing.

3. What does Mr. Coverdale claim that the parlor in the old farmhouse in Blithedale is comparable to?
(a) Paradise.
(b) The beach.
(c) Hell.
(d) The Artic.

4. Why does Coverdale regret peremptorily ending his conversation with Professor Westervelt?
(a) He's curious what Westervelt might know about Hollingsworth.
(b) He's curious what Westervelt might know about Zenobia.
(c) He's curious what Westervelt might know about Priscilla.
(d) He's curious what Westervelt might know about Moodie.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Mr. Hollingsworth finally arrives and Blithedale and brings a young girl, Priscilla; how does she react when she sees Zenobia?

2. Who does Mr. Coverdale suggest that Mr. Hollingsworth would be of assistance to in Section 1, Chapter 1?

3. What is Coverdale convinced that Hollingsworth will gain Zenobia and Priscilla as, in Section 4, Chapter 8?

4. What is the name of Mrs. Foster's husband?

5. Coverdale and Zenobia argue about women being happy in life; what does Zenobia say is the reason of woman's unhappiness?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Coverdale describe Zenobia in Section 1, Chapter 2?

2. How does Hollingsworth and Coverdale's relationship begin to fall apart in Section 4, Chapter 8?

3. What does the man who interrupts Coverdale's meditative walk in Section 6, Chapter 11 want?

4. How does Zenobia dramatically conclude her story in Section 7, Chapter 13?

5. What is Hollingsworth's reaction when Coverdale tells him that he does not know if he will ever be a philanthropist?

6. What story does Zenobia tell the group at Blithedale in Section 7, Chapter 13?

7. Mr. Coverdale notes the flower in Zenobia's hair; what does he compare her to?

8. How does Hollingsworth respond when Zenobia rages against the inequalities between men and women?

9. How does Coverdale justify sitting down to dinner with people of a lower class?

10. What makes Coverdale think that Zenobia will not be Priscilla's friend for long?

(see the answer keys)

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