Rappaccini's Daughter

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Rappaccinis Daughter Quizzes & Trivia

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Rappaccini’s Daughter” is a short story first published in December 1844, about Giacomo Rappaccini, a medical researcher in medieval Padua who grows a garden of poisonous plants. What do you remember from the story? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where did Giovanni come from?
    • A. 

      America

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      Sweden

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Who is Signor Pietro Baglioni
    • A. 

      A Professor of Medicine

    • B. 

      A family friend

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    What happened when the beautiful insect came by Beatrice?
    • A. 

      It landed on her

    • B. 

      It bit her

    • C. 

      It died

    • D. 

      She ate it

  • 4. 
    Who is the author?
    • A. 

      Kyle Winnington

    • B. 

      Nate Thornbush

    • C. 

      Nathaniel Hawthorne

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Who told Giovanni about the private entrance to the garden?
    • A. 

      Beatrice

    • B. 

      Lisabetta

    • C. 

      Rappaccini

    • D. 

      Baglioni

  • 6. 
    What did Baglioni give to Giovanni?
    • A. 

      Small silver vase

    • B. 

      Flower

    • C. 

      Book

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Why did Rappaccini poison his daughter?
    • A. 

      To make her beautiful.

    • B. 

      To give her power.

    • C. 

      For science

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Where was the garden located?
    • A. 

      Across the street

    • B. 

      Benath the window

    • C. 

      On top of the roof

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    What did Giovanni give Lisabetta when she told him where the secret entrance was?
    • A. 

      A kiss

    • B. 

      A gold coin

    • C. 

      A flower

    • D. 

      A raise

  • 10. 
    Why won't Rappaccini touch the flowers?
    • A. 

      Allergic

    • B. 

      Thought they were ugly

    • C. 

      Poisonous

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Giovanni grows the garden.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Giovanni touched the poisonous plant.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Dr. Rappaccini gave Giovanni the potion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Giovanni cut down the purple plant.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Giovanni's hand turned purple when Beatrice touched him?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Beatrice's mother was the purple plant
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Baglioni and Rappiccini become friends in the end of the story
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Rappiccini was a scientist.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Baglioni is beatrice's uncle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Giovanni kills Beatrice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What was unique about Beatrice? Give an example from the text.
  • 22. 
    What is Giovanni's decision? Explain.
  • 23. 
    Describe what happened to Beatrice at the end of the story.
  • 24. 
    How did Giovanni find out that he was poisonous?
  • 25. 
    What happened when Giovanni went into the garden the first time?
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