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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the governess talk to Mrs. Grose about in Chapter 11?
(a) Peter Quint and Miss Jessel's relationship.
(b) The events of the previous night.
(c) Her love for the employer.
(d) The children's education.

2. In Chapter 4, how does the governess view her charges?
(a) Beautiful and charming.
(b) Cold and ugly.
(c) Cunning and manipulative.
(d) Malicious and evil.

3. What are Miles and Flora doing while the governess and Mrs. Grose talk in Chapter 11?
(a) Crying because they miss their parents.
(b) Listening to the governess' conversation.
(c) Walking the grounds as Miles reads to Flora.
(d) Hiding in the bushes.

4. What does the governess do about the children in Chapter 9?
(a) Scold them.
(b) Watch them closely.
(c) Send them to their uncle.
(d) Ask them about the ghosts.

5. What does Miss Jessel say to Mrs. Grose's concerns about Miles spending time with Peter Quint?
(a) Ran away.
(b) Mind her business.
(c) Will help her.
(d) Cried.

6. How does Flora react to the presence that watches the governess and the children?
(a) No response.
(b) Cries.
(c) Exaggerates her play.
(d) Admits to seeing ghosts.

7. Who does the governess share a room with?
(a) Miles.
(b) Flora.
(c) Miss Jessel.
(d) Mrs. Grose.

8. Why is the governess worried that she cannot save the children?
(a) Already lost.
(b) Employer will prevent her.
(c) Ghosts too strong.
(d) Unaware of ghosts.

9. What is the reason the school provides for Miles' expulsion?
(a) He steals letters.
(b) He is an injury to others.
(c) He uses bad language.
(d) He fights a lot.

10. Why does the governess feel that Miles has her trapped in Chapter 11?
(a) She cannot quit her job.
(b) She cannot get away from Bly.
(c) She cannot be the first to mention the ghosts.
(d) She cannot speak to the employer.

11. Where is the stranger standing when the governess first sees him during her favorite time of day?
(a) In her bedroom.
(b) In the road.
(c) On the tower.
(d) In the dining room.

12. Who sends the governess a letter?
(a) Sweetheart.
(b) Parents.
(c) Miles.
(d) Employer.

13. How does Mrs. Grose learn about the last governess' death?
(a) Miles tells her.
(b) Police report.
(c) Finds body.
(d) Letter from employer.

14. Who does the governess think is playing a joke on her in the form of the stranger she sees while taking her walk?
(a) Flora.
(b) Mrs. Grose.
(c) Miles.
(d) The staff at Bly.

15. How does Douglas know the governess?
(a) She is his cousin.
(b) She is his sister's governess.
(c) He marries her.
(d) She is his sister.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Flora complain about when the governess returns to her room after her encounter in the hallway?

2. What is the title of the story that Douglas tells to the group in the introduction?

3. Why does the governess cry to Mrs. Grose after she feels the presence watching her and the children?

4. Who are the children in relation to the governess' employer?

5. What is the problem with the person Mrs. Grose identifies from the governess' description of the stranger?

(see the answer keys)

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