The House of the Seven Gables Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 1-4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hepzibah is whose sister?
(a) Matthew Maule’s.
(b) The Judge’s.
(c) The convicted murderer’s.
(d) Uncle Venner’s.

2. At the story’s opening, how many members of the Pyncheon family are left living?
(a) 37.
(b) 1.
(c) 300.
(d) 4.

3. Who is Uncle Venner?
(a) Hepzibah’s uncle.
(b) The Pyncheon’s lawyer.
(c) A kindly neighbor.
(d) Holgrave’s employer.

4. What does Hepzibah decide about her surprise guest at the beginning of the novel?
(a) This person is not being honest with her.
(b) This person is really a ghost.
(c) This person can only stay one night.
(d) This person can help her financially.

5. What recent addition has been made to the House?
(a) The shop window.
(b) The seventh gable.
(c) A guest house.
(d) A new garden.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ned Higgins want to buy?

2. What does Holgrave try to do at the beginning of the novel?

3. What might have prevented the Pyncheons from losing their fortune?

4. What seems to occur with every generation of Pyncheons?

5. Who passes by the shop but does not enter at the beginning of the novel?

(see the answer key)

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