The Scarlet Letter Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Hawthorne metaphorically refer to the United States government in "The Custom House"?
(a) Uncle Sam.
(b) Washington.
(c) The golden eagle.
(d) Big brother.

2. What is the name of the grave-yard Hawthorne mentions in his discussion of his ancestors?
(a) Old Church burial-ground.
(b) Salem Cemetery.
(c) Charter Street burial-ground.
(d) Town Cemetery.

3. Who was the father of the Custom-House?
(a) Uncle Sam.
(b) Hawthorne's grandfather.
(c) The permanent Inspector.
(d) General Miller.

4. In which year was this preface written?
(a) 1950.
(b) 1850.
(c) 1800.
(d) 1750.

5. In what point of view is "The Custom House" written?
(a) First.
(b) Third person, limited.
(c) Second.
(d) Third person, omniscient.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hawthorne surmises that if there were a Papist in the crowd, whom would Hester remind him of?

2. What is NOT one of the possible crimes mentioned in this Chapter 2, as a reason people might flock to the prison?

3. To whom does this description refer: "a seemingly careless arrangement of his heterogeneous garb"?

4. In what month does Chapter 1 take place?

5. Which part of The Scarlet Letter does this preface specifically refer to?

(see the answer key)

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