Sl Ch. 11 & 12 Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What practice does Dimmesdale use to try to ease his guilt? 

    • A.

      Inflicting self-harm

    • B.

      Fasting

    • C.

      Staring at himself in the mirror

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Dimmesdale uses all of the above practices to try to ease his guilt. Inflicting self-harm is a form of penance that he believes will help cleanse his soul. Fasting is another way he punishes himself and seeks redemption. Staring at himself in the mirror is a form of self-reflection, allowing him to confront his guilt and confront his true self. These practices demonstrate Dimmesdale's desperate attempts to alleviate his guilt and find some form of spiritual relief.

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  • 2. 

    Where does Dimmesdale go during the night?

    • A.

      The church

    • B.

      The graveyard

    • C.

      The scaffold

    • D.

      Hester's house

    Correct Answer
    C. The scaffold
    Explanation
    Dimmesdale goes to the scaffold during the night. The scaffold is a significant symbol in the novel "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, representing public shame and punishment. Dimmesdale's nightly visits to the scaffold reflect his guilt and inner turmoil over his secret sin. It is a place where he can find temporary relief from his emotional burden, but also serves as a reminder of his hidden shame and hypocrisy. Dimmesdale's frequent presence at the scaffold ultimately leads to his public confession and redemption.

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  • 3. 

    What does Pearl ask Dimmesdale to do? 

    • A.

      Run away with them

    • B.

      Stand on the scaffold with them the next day

    • C.

      Wear a scarlet letter "A"

    • D.

      Quit the ministry

    Correct Answer
    B. Stand on the scaffold with them the next day
    Explanation
    Pearl asks Dimmesdale to stand on the scaffold with them the next day. This request symbolizes Pearl's desire for public acknowledgement and acceptance of her family's sin. By standing on the scaffold, Dimmesdale would be joining Hester and Pearl in their public shaming, thus revealing the truth and seeking redemption. This action also reflects Pearl's rebellious and impulsive nature, as she wants to challenge societal norms and expose the hypocrisy of the Puritan community.

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  • 4. 

    What do the townspeople later find on the scaffold? 

    • A.

      The minister's hat

    • B.

      The minister's glove

    • C.

      The scarlet letter

    • D.

      Pearl's ribbon

    Correct Answer
    B. The minister's glove
    Explanation
    The townspeople later find the minister's glove on the scaffold. This suggests that the minister had been present at the scaffold, possibly indicating his involvement in some wrongdoing. The discovery of the glove adds to the intrigue and speculation surrounding the minister's actions, deepening the mystery and suspense in the story.

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  • 5. 

    What appears in the sky while Hester, Pearl, and Dimmesdale are standing on the scaffold? 

    • A.

      The letter A

    • B.

      A skull

    • C.

      A finger

    • D.

      A cross

    Correct Answer
    A. The letter A
    Explanation
    While Hester, Pearl, and Dimmesdale are standing on the scaffold, what appears in the sky is the letter A. This symbol is significant in the novel "The Scarlet Letter" as it represents Hester's sin of adultery and serves as a constant reminder of her shame and punishment. The appearance of the letter A in the sky further emphasizes the theme of guilt and public scrutiny in the story.

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