The Scarlet Letter - Chapters 1-18 (2nd Version)

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The Scarlet Letter - Chapters 1-18 (2nd Version)

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  • 1. 
    What gesture does Reverend Dimmesdale make throughout the book?
    • A. 

      Rubs his eyes

    • B. 

      Pulls at his beard

    • C. 

      Raises his head to the sky

    • D. 

      Puts his hand on his chest

  • 2. 
    How does Hester earn a living?
    • A. 

      Cooking for people

    • B. 

      Through her needlework

    • C. 

      As a maid

    • D. 

      Farming the governor's fields

  • 3. 
    What is the first thing that Pearl sees as a baby?
    • A. 

      The 'A' on Hester's chest

    • B. 

      The sun

    • C. 

      The town beedle

    • D. 

      The scaffold

  • 4. 
    When John Wilson asks Pearl who her maker is, the girl reponds:
    • A. 

      God is her maker

    • B. 

      She is the result of sin

    • C. 

      She was plucked off the rosebush

    • D. 

      Indians gave her to Hester

  • 5. 
    Mistress Hibbins, the sister of Governor Bellingham, is allegedly a:
    • A. 

      Seamstress

    • B. 

      Adulterer

    • C. 

      Heterdox religionist

    • D. 

      Witch

  • 6. 
    Who is the leech?
    • A. 

      Hester

    • B. 

      Dimmesdale

    • C. 

      Winthrop

    • D. 

      Chillingworth

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a method Dimmesdale uses to punish himself for his sins?
    • A. 

      Fasting

    • B. 

      Scourging or whipping

    • C. 

      Vigils

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    What physical deformity did Hester's husband have?
    • A. 

      He had club feet

    • B. 

      He had an extra finger on one hand

    • C. 

      One shoulder was lower than the other

    • D. 

      He had webbed feet

  • 9. 
    What does Hester's scarlet letter look like?
    • A. 

      Plain and simple, in true Puritan fashion

    • B. 

      Small and gray

    • C. 

      Elaborate in design and stitched with gold thread

    • D. 

      Green and natural

  • 10. 
    For whom does Hester make a pair of gloves?
    • A. 

      Governor Bellingham

    • B. 

      Governor Winthrop

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    The fact that, even though the scarlet letter was meant to be a symbol of scorn, it became a symbol of honor, is an example of __________ irony in the novel.
    • A. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • B. 

      Verbal Irony

    • C. 

      Situational Irony

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 12. 
    At the end of their meeting in the woods, Hester and Dimmesdale decide to:
    • A. 

      Tell the town of their relationship

    • B. 

      Take a boat to Europe with Pearl

    • C. 

      Confront Chillingworth and tell him he is the worst sinner of all

    • D. 

      Run away to the woods to live with the Indians

  • 13. 
    In the woods, Hester:
    • A. 

      Takes off her 'A' but eventually returns it to her clothing

    • B. 

      Jumps in the brook with Pearl

    • C. 

      Joins Mistress Hibbins in some witchcraft

    • D. 

      Destroys her 'A'

  • 14. 
    What regret does Hester reveal when she says, "... You cause him to die daily a living death; and still he knows you not"?
    • A. 

      That she had an affair with Dimmesdale

    • B. 

      That she married Chillingworth

    • C. 

      That she had Pearl out of wedlock

    • D. 

      That she kept Chillingworth's identity from Dimmesdale

  • 15. 
    What parallel does Pearl draw between her mother and Dimmesdale?
    • A. 

      That they are both sad and alone

    • B. 

      That Hester's 'A' comes from the same place as Dimmesdale's hand over his heart

    • C. 

      That Chillingworth is obsessed with both of them

    • D. 

      That religion plays such a big part in both of their lives

  • 16. 
    What literary device is the following: "... poor little Pearl was a demon offspring..."
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Allusion

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 17. 
    "Your clutch is on his life, and you cause him to die daily a living death, and still he knows you not." The phrase "living death" is an example of which device:
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Verbal irony

  • 18. 
    What literary device is the following: "The door of the jail being flung open from within there appeared, in the first place, like a black shadow emerging into sunshine, the grim and gristly presence of the town-beadle, with a sword by his side, and his staff of office in his hand."
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Anthropomorphism

    • D. 

      Paradox

  • 19. 
    What literary device is the following: "Had there been a Papist among the crowd of Puritans, he might have seen in this beautiful woman, so picturesque in her attire and mien, and with the infant at her bosom, an object to remind him of the image of Divine Maternity, which so many illustrious painters have vied with one another to represent; something which should remind him, indeed, but only by contrast, of that sacred image of sinless motherhood, whose infant was to redeem the world."
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 20. 
    "All these giant trees and boulders of granite seemed intent on making a mystery of the course of this small brook; fearing, perhaps, that, with its never-ceasing loquacity, it should whisper tales out of the heart of the heart of the old forest whence it flowed, or mirror its revelations on the smooth surface of the pool."This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Understatement

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