The Awakening

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Take this quiz, specially designed by Cordero's AP English class of 2010 to test your knowledge of Kate Chopin's The Awakening!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why is Mademoiselle Reisz disliked by almost everyone?

    • A.

      She endorses Edna and Robert's affair.

    • B.

      She lacks fashion sense.

    • C.

      She lives in a shabby apartment.

    • D.

      She gives her true opinions instead of being polite.

    Correct Answer
    D. She gives her true opinions instead of being polite.
    Explanation
    Mademoiselle Reisz is disliked by almost everyone because she gives her true opinions instead of being polite. This suggests that she is brutally honest and does not conform to societal norms of politeness. People may find her bluntness and straightforwardness offensive or uncomfortable, leading to their dislike towards her.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is an important symbol in The Awakening?

    • A.

      Fruit

    • B.

      Darkness

    • C.

      Ocean

    • D.

      Cats

    Correct Answer
    C. Ocean
    Explanation
    In "The Awakening," the ocean serves as an important symbol. It represents freedom, escape, and the protagonist's desire for independence. The ocean's vastness and power reflect Edna's own inner desires and longing for a life outside of societal expectations. Additionally, the ocean is a place where Edna feels a sense of liberation and self-discovery, as she learns to swim and becomes more connected to her own desires and emotions. Overall, the ocean symbolizes Edna's journey towards self-realization and her defiance of societal norms.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of the island that the Pontelliers and some other wealthy Creole families vacation in the summer?

    • A.

      Capricus

    • B.

      Grand Isle

    • C.

      L'isle de Peru

    • D.

      Grandana

    Correct Answer
    B. Grand Isle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Grand Isle. The Pontelliers and other wealthy Creole families vacation in Grand Isle during the summer.

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  • 4. 

    What does Edna express as her reason for keeping her private matters to herself? (c.)

    • A.

      Because she has very dark, deep secrets that she doesn't want revealed

    • B.

      Her willingness to conform to the expected role of women.

    • C.

      Because she lives a dual life; one that conforms, while the other questions.

    • D.

      Her desire to be a well respected woman in society.

    Correct Answer
    C. Because she lives a dual life; one that conforms, while the other questions.
    Explanation
    Edna expresses her reason for keeping her private matters to herself as living a dual life; one that conforms to societal expectations, while the other questions those expectations. This suggests that she is torn between the desire to fit in and be accepted by society, and her inner desires and thoughts that challenge the traditional roles and expectations placed upon women. By keeping her private matters to herself, she is able to maintain this delicate balance between conformity and self-discovery.

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  • 5. 

    Where was Edna's childhood home?

    • A.

      Kentucky

    • B.

      Grand Isle

    • C.

      New Orleans

    • D.

      Mexico

    Correct Answer
    A. Kentucky
    Explanation
    Edna's childhood home was in Kentucky.

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  • 6. 

    What confuses Edna about Adele and the Creole culture?

    • A.

      Their language

    • B.

      The things that they find entertaining

    • C.

      Their open expression of affection

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Their open expression of affection
    Explanation
    Edna is confused by Adele and the Creole culture's open expression of affection. This suggests that Edna is not accustomed to such open displays of affection and finds it perplexing. It implies that Edna may come from a culture or background where such displays of affection are less common or more reserved.

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  • 7. 

    What does Adele warn Robert about Edna?

    • A.

      That she has a history of being bad tempered.

    • B.

      That she might take Robert's attention too seriously.

    • C.

      That she doesn't truly love him.

    • D.

      That he should stay away from her because Adele is jealous of the attention.

    Correct Answer
    B. That she might take Robert's attention too seriously.
    Explanation
    Adele warns Robert about Edna potentially taking his attention too seriously. This suggests that Edna may become overly attached or possessive in their relationship, possibly causing issues or misunderstandings. Adele's warning implies that Robert should be cautious about how he interacts with Edna and how his actions may be interpreted by her. It emphasizes the importance of being mindful of Edna's feelings and potential reactions to avoid any negative consequences.

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  • 8. 

    Who is Robert's wayward brother?

    • A.

      Victor

    • B.

      The Doctor

    • C.

      Mr. Gouvernail

    • D.

      Leonce Pontellier

    Correct Answer
    A. Victor
    Explanation
    Robert's wayward brother is Victor.

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  • 9. 

    What does Léonce send back to Edna while he is on his week-long business trip in New Orleans?

    • A.

      Flowers

    • B.

      A new Hat

    • C.

      A Bird

    • D.

      Bonbons

    Correct Answer
    D. Bonbons
    Explanation
    Léonce sends bonbons back to Edna while he is on his week-long business trip in New Orleans.

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  • 10. 

    What does Mademoiselle Reisz tell Edna after she finishes playing the piano for the dinner party?

    • A.

      That she was looking beautiful.

    • B.

      That she dislikes her greatly.

    • C.

      That Edna is the only one who is worthy of her music

    • D.

      That Edna should free herself from the constraints of fulfilling the role of a woman in society.

    Correct Answer
    C. That Edna is the only one who is worthy of her music
    Explanation
    Mademoiselle Reisz tells Edna that she is the only one who is worthy of her music. This suggests that Mademoiselle Reisz recognizes Edna's deep appreciation and understanding of music, and believes that Edna truly connects with and appreciates her artistry. It implies that Edna possesses a unique ability to appreciate and comprehend the emotions and depth within Mademoiselle Reisz's music, setting her apart from the others at the dinner party who may not fully understand or appreciate it in the same way.

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