Ethan Frome Chapters I-II

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Ethan Frome Chapters I-II


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  • 1. 
    During class, everyone was reluctant to speak, because they hadn’t done their homework.
    • A. 

      Poignant

    • B. 

      Relapse

    • C. 

      Reticent

    • D. 

      Sardonically

  • 2. 
    “Pizza again?” she whined, complainingly.
    • A. 

      Querulously

    • B. 

      Sardonically

    • C. 

      Taciturn

    • D. 

      Capitulate

  • 3. 
    Every generation believes that the next generation is in decline.
    • A. 

      Relapse

    • B. 

      Mien

    • C. 

      Innocuous

    • D. 

      Degenerate

  • 4. 
    When the vase crashed to the floor, he folded his hands and tried to look innocent.
    • A. 

      Mien

    • B. 

      Reticent

    • C. 

      Innocuous

    • D. 

      Taciturn

  • 5. 
    Although the election was over, the loser refused to give up.
    • A. 

      Degenerate

    • B. 

      Capitulate

    • C. 

      Relapse

    • D. 

      Querulously

  • 6. 
    The town’s name, Starkfield, suggests that it is
    • A. 

      Happy.

    • B. 

      Crowded.

    • C. 

      Old.

    • D. 

      Bare.

  • 7. 
    The narrator is surprised to find that Ethan has an interest in
    • A. 

      Farming.

    • B. 

      Biochemistry.

    • C. 

      California.

    • D. 

      Meterology.

  • 8. 
    The change in time between the Foreword and Chapter I indicates the author’s use of
    • A. 

      Allusion.

    • B. 

      Metaphor.

    • C. 

      Simile.

    • D. 

      Flashback.

  • 9. 
    Ethan doesn’t like Dennis Eady because
    • A. 

      Dennis likes Mattie.

    • B. 

      Dennis dated Zeena.

    • C. 

      Dennis dated Ruth.

    • D. 

      Dennis has a sled.

  • 10. 
    What is remarkable about Ethan Frome’s appearance? What caused this?
  • 11. 
    How does the narrator meet Ethan Frome?
  • 12. 
    How do the weather and setting act as characters in this book?
  • 13. 
    Why is Mattie Silver in Starkfield?
  • 14. 
    Why is sledding on Corbury Road dangerous?