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Written in 1859, The Woman in White is regarded as the first sensational novel having been written by Wilkie Collins. Have you read the book and well understood all the characters and their roles? Find out below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who told the beginning and end of the story?

    • A.

      Walter Hartright

    • B.

      Vincent Gilmore

    • C.

      Marian Halcombe

    • D.

      Vincent Gilmore

    Correct Answer
    A. Walter Hartright
    Explanation
    Walter Hartright is the correct answer because he is the protagonist and narrator of the story "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins. As the main character, he is responsible for telling the beginning and end of the story, providing the readers with the overall narrative and plot development.

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  • 2. 

     Describe Walter

    • A.

      Has a kind face

    • B.

      Is an art teacher

    • C.

      Loves Laura

    • D.

      Has a lot of money

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Has a kind face
    B. Is an art teacher
    C. Loves Laura
    Explanation
    Walter can be described as a person with a kind face, who works as an art teacher and has strong feelings of love towards Laura. Additionally, it is mentioned that he has a lot of money.

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  • 3. 

     Describe Marian

    • A.

      Poor

    • B.

      Beautiful

    • C.

      Kind

    • D.

      Teacher

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Poor
    C. Kind
    Explanation
    Marian is described as poor and kind. This suggests that she may not have a lot of material wealth, but she possesses a generous and compassionate nature. Her kindness could manifest in various ways, such as helping others in need or showing empathy towards others. Despite her financial situation, Marian's kindness shines through, making her a remarkable person.

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  • 4. 

     Mr Fairlie _____.

    • A.

      Has bad nerves

    • B.

      Wants Walter to leave

    • C.

      Married the Woman in White

    • D.

      Is poor

    Correct Answer
    A. Has bad nerves
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has bad nerves". This suggests that Mr Fairlie is a person who is easily agitated or anxious. This characteristic may affect his behavior and interactions with others, making him sensitive or easily overwhelmed.

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  • 5. 

     In the beginning, why does Walter think it is possible that the Woman in White's name is Anne Catherick?

    • A.

      He read a letter about her

    • B.

      He talked to her about it

    • C.

      He asked his father about her

    • D.

      He heard someone mention it

    Correct Answer
    A. He read a letter about her
    Explanation
    Walter thinks it is possible that the Woman in White's name is Anne Catherick because he read a letter about her. This suggests that the letter contained information or clues that led Walter to make this assumption.

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  • 6. 

    Marian Halcombe and Laura Fairlie are sisters.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    half sisters

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  • 7. 

    Why did Walter have to leave?

    • A.

      Laura was getting married

    • B.

      He was a poor art teacher

    • C.

      He loved Marian

    • D.

      Someone was going to kill him

    Correct Answer
    A. Laura was getting married
    Explanation
    Walter had to leave because Laura was getting married. This suggests that Walter had feelings for Laura and her upcoming marriage made it necessary for him to distance himself from the situation. It implies that Walter's love for Laura was a significant factor in his decision to leave.

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  • 8. 

     Who wrote the note which told Laura not to get married?

    • A.

      Walter Hartright

    • B.

      Marian Halcombe

    • C.

      Laura Fairlie

    • D.

      The Woman in White

    Correct Answer
    D. The Woman in White
    Explanation
    The note telling Laura not to get married was written by The Woman in White.

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  • 9. 

     Why did Water think that the letter to Laura was from the Woman in White?

    • A.

      The letter was signed

    • B.

      The letter mentioned her mother

    • C.

      The letter had a picture

    • D.

      The letter had her handwriting

    Correct Answer
    B. The letter mentioned her mother
    Explanation
    Water thought that the letter to Laura was from the Woman in White because the letter mentioned her mother. This suggests that the sender of the letter had some knowledge or connection to Laura's mother, which could be a characteristic of the Woman in White.

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  • 10. 

     The Woman in White had escaped from a farm before Walter met her.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The Woman in White did not escape from a farm before Walter met her. The novel "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins tells the story of Walter Hartright, who encounters a mysterious woman dressed in white. The woman, named Anne Catherick, is not an escaped farm worker but rather a mentally unstable individual who becomes a central figure in the plot.

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  • 11. 

     According to Sir Percival, why did he put Anne Catherick in an asylum?

    • A.

      She had mental problems

    • B.

      Her mother was sick

    • C.

      She knew his secret

    • D.

      Her mother stopped working

    Correct Answer
    A. She had mental problems
    Explanation
    According to Sir Percival, he put Anne Catherick in an asylum because she had mental problems.

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  • 12. 

     Anne Catherick's mother said that she was thankful that Sir Percival put her Anne in an asylum.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because Anne Catherick's mother expressed gratitude towards Sir Percival for placing Anne in an asylum. This implies that Anne's mother believed that the asylum was the best place for her daughter's well-being and that Sir Percival made the right decision in doing so.

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  • 13. 

    Sir Percival agreed with Vincent Gilmore's first marriage settlement: if Laura died, her money would return to her family.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sir Percival did not agree with Vincent Gilmore's first marriage settlement. The statement says that if Laura died, her money would return to her family. If Sir Percival had agreed with this settlement, it would mean that he agreed to give Laura's money back to her family in case of her death. However, in the novel "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins, it is revealed that Sir Percival had a sinister motive and did not want Laura's money to go back to her family. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 14. 

     Laura agreed to marry Sir Percival

    • A.

      Because she loved him

    • B.

      Because he was rich

    • C.

      Because she promised her father

    • D.

      Because he promised her mother

    Correct Answer
    C. Because she promised her father
    Explanation
    Laura agreed to marry Sir Percival because she promised her father. This suggests that Laura's decision to marry Sir Percival was not based on her personal feelings or desires, but rather on a commitment she made to her father. This implies that Laura prioritizes fulfilling her obligations and keeping her promises, even if it means marrying someone she may not love.

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  • 15. 

     Mr Fairlie agreed to Sir Percival's marriage settlement because he liked him.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement given in the question is false. Mr. Fairlie did not agree to Sir Percival's marriage settlement because he liked him. In fact, Mr. Fairlie agreed to the settlement because he was financially dependent on Sir Percival and needed his support. This can be seen in the novel "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins, where Mr. Fairlie's decision is driven by his own self-interest rather than personal liking.

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  • 16. 

     The whole story is told by Walter Hartright.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the entire story is narrated by Walter Hartright. However, since the answer is False, it implies that the whole story is not told by Walter Hartright. The story might be narrated by multiple characters or a different narrator altogether.

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  • 17. 

     How did Marian learn that Anne Catherick's mother visited Blackwater Park?

    • A.

      She saw her dying dog

    • B.

      Sir Percival told her

    • C.

      She saw the woman

    • D.

      Sir Percival shot her dog

    Correct Answer
    A. She saw her dying dog
    Explanation
    Marian learned that Anne Catherick's mother visited Blackwater Park because she saw her dying dog. This suggests that Marian witnessed the dog's condition and possibly saw Anne Catherick's mother while attending to the dog.

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  • 18. 

     After the wedding, how did Sir Percival change?

    • A.

      He used to be kind, now is rude

    • B.

      He used to be rude, now is kind

    • C.

      He used to be fat, now is thin

    • D.

      He used to be thin, now is fat

    Correct Answer
    A. He used to be kind, now is rude
  • 19. 

     Why did Sir Percival need Laura's money?

    • A.

      He needed to pay debt

    • B.

      He wanted to have children

    • C.

      He needed to buy a house

    • D.

      He wanted to take a trip

    Correct Answer
    A. He needed to pay debt
    Explanation
    Sir Percival needed Laura's money because he had accumulated debt that needed to be paid off. This suggests that he was in a financial crisis and required the funds to settle his obligations.

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  • 20. 

     Laura signed the document that her husband (Sir Percival) told her to.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Laura did not sign the document that her husband, Sir Percival, told her to.

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  • 21. 

    What did Laura lose by the boathouse?

    • A.

      Bracelet

    • B.

      Book

    • C.

      Gift

    • D.

      Dog

    Correct Answer
    A. Bracelet
    Explanation
    Laura lost her bracelet by the boathouse.

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  • 22. 

     What was the real reason that Sir Percival put Anne Catherick in an asylum?

    • A.

      She had mental problems

    • B.

      Her mother was sick

    • C.

      She knew his secret

    • D.

      Her mother stopped working

    Correct Answer
    C. She knew his secret
    Explanation
    Sir Percival put Anne Catherick in an asylum because she knew his secret. This suggests that Anne possessed information that Sir Percival wanted to keep hidden, possibly something that could potentially harm his reputation or status. By placing her in an asylum, Sir Percival aimed to silence her and prevent her from revealing the truth to others.

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  • 23. 

    How did Sir Percival lie to Laura?

    • A.

      He said Marian was in London

    • B.

      He said he put Anne in an asylum

    • C.

      He said he needed money

    • D.

      He said he was her uncle

    Correct Answer
    A. He said Marian was in London
    Explanation
    Sir Percival lied to Laura by telling her that Marian was in London. This implies that Marian was not actually in London, and Sir Percival deceived Laura by providing false information about her whereabouts.

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  • 24. 

     Who did Walter Hartright see at Laura's grave? (Select all that apply)

    • A.

      Laura

    • B.

      Marian

    • C.

      Sir Percival

    • D.

      Count Fosco

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Laura
    B. Marian
    Explanation
    Marian and Laura encounter Walter at Laura's gravesite. Subsequently, assisted by Walter, Marian and Laura reside in a modest London room, patiently awaiting Laura's mental recovery. Meanwhile, Walter endeavors to demonstrate Laura's continued existence and uncover Sir Percival's undisclosed secret through various inquiries.

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  • 25. 

    Laura made people think she died because she acted sick and went to a hospital

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement states that Laura made people think she died by acting sick and going to a hospital. However, the answer is false because the statement does not provide any information about Laura actually faking her death or deceiving people. It only mentions her acting sick and going to a hospital, which does not necessarily imply that she made people think she died.

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  • 26. 

    How did Marian get Laura out of the asylum?

    • A.

      She paid the nurse

    • B.

      She kidnapped her

    • C.

      She got the police to help

    • D.

      She lied to the doctors

    Correct Answer
    A. She paid the nurse
    Explanation
    Marian was able to get Laura out of the asylum by paying the nurse. This suggests that the nurse was either corrupt or willing to help Marian in some way. By offering financial compensation, Marian was able to secure the nurse's assistance in releasing Laura from the asylum.

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  • 27. 

    Sir Percival put Laura in an asylum because she wanted her to live.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false. Sir Percival did not put Laura in an asylum because he wanted her to live. In the novel "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins, Sir Percival put Laura in an asylum as part of his plan to gain control of her inheritance. He wanted to isolate her and prevent her from interfering with his malicious intentions.

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  • 28. 

     What was Sir Percival's secret?

    • A.

      His parents were poor

    • B.

      His parents weren't married

    • C.

      He lied to Laura

    • D.

      He was Anne's father

    Correct Answer
    B. His parents weren't married
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Sir Percival's parents weren't married. This implies that he was born out of wedlock, which was considered scandalous during that time period. This secret could have potentially affected his social standing and reputation if it were to be revealed.

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  • 29. 

     How did Sir Percival die?

    • A.

      He went to prison

    • B.

      He became sick

    • C.

      He burned in a fire

    • D.

      He was killed

    Correct Answer
    C. He burned in a fire
    Explanation
    Sir Percival died by burning in a fire.

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