Ethan Frome

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Ethan Frome - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Pick one word to describe Ethan, Mattie and Zeena.

  • 2. 

    What role does silence play in the story? What major decision does Ethan make because of the lack of conversation?

  • 3. 

    Describe the following events. How are they similar, how are they different 1) When Zeena answers the door the night of the dance 2) When Mattie answers the door the night Ethan and she are home alone.

  • 4. 

    Where is the story set?

    • A.

      Starksfield, MA

    • B.

      Starkfield, MA

    • C.

      Starkfield, MI

    • D.

      Bikini Bottom

    Correct Answer
    B. Starkfield, MA
    Explanation
    The story is set in Starkfield, MA.

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  • 5. 

    Who is the author of the story?

    • A.

      James Joyce

    • B.

      Hemmingway

    • C.

      Edith Wharton

    • D.

      Judith Edes

    Correct Answer
    C. Edith Wharton
    Explanation
    Edith Wharton is the author of the story.

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  • 6. 

    The ________ broke at dinner

    Correct Answer
    Pickle Dish
    Explanation
    The word "broke" suggests that something shattered or was damaged. The only option given, "Pickle Dish," is a fragile item that could easily break if mishandled. Therefore, it can be inferred that the correct answer is "Pickle Dish" because it is the most logical choice for an item that could break during dinner.

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  • 7. 

    What is missing from Ethan's house?

    • A.

      The B

    • B.

      The C

    • C.

      The ∆

    • D.

      The L

    Correct Answer
    D. The L
  • 8. 

    Why does Zeena leave the house?

    • A.

      To hit up Mr. Hale

    • B.

      To see the doctor

    • C.

      To buy a gun

    • D.

      To gamble

    Correct Answer
    B. To see the doctor
    Explanation
    Zeena leaves the house to see the doctor. This is indicated by the fact that going to the doctor is a common reason for someone to leave their house. Additionally, the other options (hitting up Mr. Hale, buying a gun, and gambling) do not seem to be logical or relevant reasons for Zeena to leave the house. Therefore, the most plausible explanation is that Zeena leaves the house to see the doctor.

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  • 9. 

    Who broke the pickle dish?

    • A.

      Mattie

    • B.

      Ethan

    • C.

      The Cat

    • D.

      Zeena

    • E.

      Colonel Mustard

    • F.

      No one knows

    Correct Answer
    C. The Cat
    Explanation
    The question asks who broke the pickle dish, and the correct answer is "The Cat." This suggests that the cat was responsible for breaking the dish, possibly by knocking it off a table or shelf.

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  • 10. 

    What does the pickle dish symbolize?

    • A.

      Nothing. it's a pickle dish.

    • B.

      Ethan & Zeen's marriage. :(

    • C.

      The relationship between gravity and the earth

    • D.

      Mattie's love for Ethan

    Correct Answer
    B. Ethan & Zeen's marriage. :(
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the pickle dish symbolizes Ethan and Zeena's marriage. This implies that the pickle dish represents their relationship, possibly indicating that their marriage is dull or unappetizing, similar to a pickle. The use of the sad face emoticon further emphasizes the negative connotation of their marriage.

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  • 11. 

    Ethan sells bricks to Mr. Hale.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Ethan sells bricks to Mr. Hale" is false. This means that Ethan does not sell bricks to Mr. Hale.

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  • 12. 

    Why does the narrator stay in Ethan’s home?

    • A.

      Because it is winter and there is a storm

    • B.

      Ethan turned his home into a thriving bed and breakfast

    • C.

      Ethan paid him to so he won't be lonely.

    • D.

      The narrator is interviewing Ethan about his experiences for a book he is writing.

    Correct Answer
    A. Because it is winter and there is a storm
    Explanation
    The narrator stays in Ethan's home because it is winter and there is a storm. This suggests that the narrator seeks shelter and a place to stay during the harsh weather conditions.

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  • 13. 

    Ethan's assistant is Jotham Powell.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement states that Ethan's assistant is Jotham Powell. Since the statement does not provide any contradictory information, we can assume that the statement is true and accept it as a fact.

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  • 14. 

    Why does Ethan marry Zeena?

    • A.

      His mother forced him.

    • B.

      Zeena was pregnant.

    • C.

      Zeena's mother had just died and she was lonely.

    • D.

      Ethan's mother had just died and he was lonely.

    Correct Answer
    D. Ethan's mother had just died and he was lonely.
    Explanation
    Ethan marries Zeena because he is feeling lonely after the death of his mother. This suggests that he may be seeking companionship and emotional support during a difficult time in his life. The other options provided, such as Zeena being pregnant or Zeena's mother dying, do not provide a clear reason for Ethan's decision to marry Zeena.

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  • 15. 

    Zeena fails to leave the money under the door.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement implies that Zeena did not fail to leave the money under the door. In other words, Zeena successfully left the money under the door. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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