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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does the governess believe the presence at the lake is?
(a) The children's mother.
(b) Miss Jessel.
(c) The children's father.
(d) Peter Quint.

2. What does the governess initially think of the childrens' behavior?
(a) Good.
(b) Scary.
(c) Bad.
(d) Suspicious.

3. Who offers to tell a scary story about two children?
(a) Douglas.
(b) Governess.
(c) Narrator.
(d) Mrs. Grose.

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

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

6. When the governess describes the stranger, who does Mrs. Grose believe him to be?
(a) Miles.
(b) Employer.
(c) Peter Quint.
(d) A servant at Bly.

7. What does the governess think of the younger child when they first meet?
(a) Ugly and mean.
(b) Charming and beautiful.
(c) Clean but secretive.
(d) Frightening and possessed.

8. What does the governess think about Miles' expulsion when she first sees him?
(a) It is a joke.
(b) He does not deserve it.
(c) He probably did something very bad.
(d) Miles forged the letter because he hates school.

9. What does the governess decide to say about Miles being expelled?
(a) Nothing.
(b) She blames the school.
(c) She yells at Miles.
(d) She cries.

10. Who enters the dining room after the governess goes outside after seeing someone from the window?
(a) Mrs. Grose.
(b) Miss Jessel.
(c) Flora.
(d) Miles.

11. Where does the governess next feel a presence watching her and the children?
(a) In the classroom.
(b) From the tower.
(c) In the dining room.
(d) At the lake.

12. What is the governess' primary goal in Chapter 8?
(a) Exorcising ghosts.
(b) Quitting.
(c) Marriage.
(d) Escape.

13. In the introduction, what time of year is it when the group, which includes Douglas and the unnamed narrator, initially gather?
(a) Christmas Day.
(b) Narrator's Birthday.
(c) New Year's Eve.
(d) Christmas Eve.

14. What happens to the first governess?
(a) She quit.
(b) She was fired.
(c) She married.
(d) She died mysteriously.

15. What is the title of the story that Douglas tells to the group in the introduction?
(a) Turn of the Screw.
(b) The Governess' Tale.
(c) The Children.
(d) Untitled.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Miles' answer when Mrs. Grose confronts him about spending time with Peter Quint?

2. How does Mrs. Grose learn about the last governess' death?

3. What does Mrs. Grose say about Miles' expulsion?

4. In Chapter 5, who does the governess confide in about seeing the strange man?

5. What does the governess find when she returns to her room after her encounter in the hallway?

(see the answer keys)

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