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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. At the beginning of the final section of the novel, what does the Editor assert is his role in the remainder of Werther's story?
(a) To excuse any of Werther's rash actions by providing arguments in favor of them.
(b) To gather and report precise information.
(c) To discourage readers from sympathizing with Werther.
(d) To sway readers' opinions of Werther.

2. In the letter of October 20, what does Werther assert gives us "a genuine sense of ourselves?"
(a) To fall behind one's peers.
(b) To keep pace with or surpass others.
(c) To blend into the crowd.
(d) To be absolutely unique and different.

3. What troubling news does Werther hear at Lotte's home, according to the Editor?
(a) That Lotte has suddenly been taken very ill.
(b) That the former servant he knows murdered a man.
(c) That Lotte's father has succumbed to illness and died
(d) That Albert has been injured in a horse-riding accident.

4. What instrument does Lotte play, as related in the letter of December 4?
(a) The violin.
(b) The flute.
(c) The piano.
(d) The clarinet.

5. According to Werther in the letter of October 19, what will fill the void in his heart?
(a) Writing sentimental poetry.
(b) Holding Lotte to his heart.
(c) Finding a wife of his own.
(d) Traveling abroad.

Short Answer Questions

1. What phrase of Lotte's does Werther find extraordinary, as related in the letter of November 21?

2. What does the event of December 12 cause Werther to wish to do, though he finds himself unable to do it?

3. What, according to Werther, is most dangerous to the individual?

4. What does Werther assert, regarding the upper-class society he finds himself in in Weimar?

5. What, according to the Editor, does Lotte resolve to do about her problematic connection Werther?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Werther think of the aunt of the young woman he meets while walking in Weimar?

2. What disturbing news regarding the farmer-boy shocks Werther, and how does he react?

3. What does the Editor express about the state of Lotte's heart and mind during the time when Werther's feelings are completely overpowering him?

4. Describe the nature and circumstances of Werther's death and of his burial.

5. Describe the interaction between Lotte, Werther, and Lotte's new pet, as related in the letter of September 12.

6. How do Werther's personality and his thoughts change upon returning to Wahlheim?

7. Summarize the ongoing story of the farmer-boy whom Werther had met earlier in the novel.

8. How does Werther perceive Count C.?

9. What bothers Werther about many of the people he meets?

10. How does Werther react to inadvertently catching a glimpse of Lotte's wedding ring, as related in the letter of December 4?

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