The Scarlet Letter Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Chillingworth say in Chapter 14 the town council has been debating?
(a) Whether to take away the scarlet letter.
(b) Whether to exile Hester from Boston.
(c) Whether to arrest Hester again.
(d) Whether to take away Pearl from Hester.

2. What does Hester mean when she says "Thou shalt not go alone" at the end of Chapter 17?
(a) That she will run away with Dimmesdale.
(b) That Dimmesdale should not leave.
(c) That Chillingworth will follow Dimmesdale.
(d) That she will send Pearl with Dimmesdale.

3. While she is playing, Pearl makes a little boat out of what?
(a) Acorns.
(b) Sand dollars.
(c) Sea weed.
(d) Birch bark.

4. How does the narrator characterize Dimmesdale's sermon?
(a) The narrator ignores it.
(b) The narrator disparages it.
(c) The narrator neither praises nor diminshes it.
(d) The narrator exhalts it.

5. Why do Hester and Dimmesdale chose the place they do to escape to?
(a) Hester's criminal record.
(b) Hester's profession.
(c) Dimmesdale's health.
(d) Dimmedale's profession.

6. What does Hester fling next to the brook?
(a) Chillingworth's herbs.
(b) Dimmesdale's Bible.
(c) Her scarlet letter.
(d) Her bonnet.

7. According to Hester in Chapter 16, where does she tell Pearl she got the scarlet letter?
(a) From Mistress Hibbins.
(b) From the Dark Reverend.
(c) From the Black Man.
(d) From the Dark Man.

8. What is the title of Chapter 20?
(a) "The Mysterious Minister."
(b) "The Minister in a Maze."
(c) "The Minister in the Middle."
(d) "The Minister in the Mirror."

9. This group in the procession referred to in the title of Chapter 22 was showing "a stamp of majesty that made the warrior's haughty stride look vulgar"?
(a) The sailors.
(b) The musicians.
(c) The soldiers.
(d) The public officials.

10. In Chapter 19, how does Dimmesdale say Pearl looks?
(a) "Uncannily adorable."
(b) "Strangely familiar."
(c) "Uncannily strange."
(d) "Strangely beautiful."

11. What group of people leads the procession referred to in the title of Chapter 22?
(a) The public officials.
(b) The clergy.
(c) The soldiers.
(d) The musicians.

12. What describes Dimmesdale's hand, when Hester touches it?
(a) "Chill as death."
(b) "Frozen."
(c) "Cold as ice. "
(d) "Clammy."

13. In what month does this "obscure night" take place in Chapter 12?
(a) January.
(b) May.
(c) August.
(d) November.

14. "Its ranks were filled with gentlemen, who felt the stirrings of martial impulse" describes which group of men in the procession referred to in the title of Chapter 22?
(a) The musicians.
(b) The clergy.
(c) The soliders.
(d) The public officials.

15. Which of the following creatures is not mentioned while Pearl plays on the shore?
(a) Birds.
(b) Jellyfish.
(c) Horseshoe crab.
(d) Lobster.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Dimmesdale tell Chillingworth while he is writing the sermon is Chapter 20?

2. Who is mentioned in Chapter 13 as a "foundress of a religious sect?"

3. When Hester exclaims "better he had died at once!," to whom is she referring in Chapter 14?

4. According to the narrator, which of the following has NOT been one of Hester's "teachers"?

5. Where does the minister go in the beginning of Chapter 12?

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