The Scarlet Letter Quiz

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 The Scarlet Letter Quiz
Use your knowledge about the Scarlet letter in order to answer these 10 multiple choice and true or false questions.

  
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  • 1. 
    Hester has embroidered what symbol onto her dress?
    • A. 

      A bird for freedom.

    • B. 

      A rose blossom.

    • C. 

      A scarlet letter A.


  • 2. 
    Why is the first scaffold scene very ironic?
    • A. 

      Because it’s like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife.

    • B. 

      Because it is the first time that Hester has come into public wearing the scarlet "A" on her chest.

    • C. 

      Because Dimmesdale is called upon to ask Hester who the father is.

    • D. 

      Because Hester is married to Chillingworth and he has just arrived.


  • 3. 
    What does Pearl best represent throughout the novel?
    • A. 

      The living embodiment of Hester's sin

    • B. 

      The unifying force that will bring Hester and Dimmesdale together at the end

    • C. 

      A form of punishment for Hester

    • D. 

      All of the Above


  • 4. 
    How does Chillingworth figure out who Pearl 's father really is?
    • A. 

      He never finds out.

    • B. 

      Hester tells him one day in the wood.

    • C. 

      Dimmesdale tells him.

    • D. 

      Chillingworth becomes Dimmesdale' s doctor and guesses the secret.


  • 5. 
    Hester tries to convince Dimmesdale to do what during their walks in the woods?
    • A. 

      To get rid of Chillingworth

    • B. 

      Run away and live elsewhere.

    • C. 

      Adopt Pearl.

    • D. 

      To marry her.


  • 6. 
    Only Pearl knows why Dimmesdale holds his hand over his heart.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    Hester removes the scarlet letter whenever she is alone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    Mistress Hibbins suspects Dimmesdales guilt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    Hester loses Pearl after visiting Governor Bellingham.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 10. 
    Dimmesdale feels that vengefulness is worse than cowardice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


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