The Yellow Wallpaper Quiz

10 Questions
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the narrator's brother's profession?
    • A. 

      Lawyer

    • B. 

      Writer

    • C. 

      Physician

    • D. 

      Dentist

  • 2. 
    To what physician does John at one point threaten to send the narrator?
    • A. 

      Her father

    • B. 

      Dr. Hutchinson

    • C. 

      Weir Mitchell

    • D. 

      Her brother

  • 3. 
    What kind of house are they in?
    • A. 

      A small cottage

    • B. 

      A colonial mansion

    • C. 

      A Victorian mansion

    • D. 

      A cabin

  • 4. 
    What is happening to the couple's own house while they are away?
    • A. 

      It is being remodeled

    • B. 

      It has burned down

    • C. 

      It is being sold

    • D. 

      They have rented it out

  • 5. 
     What is one major similarity between the narrator's room and the wallpaper's pattern?
    • A. 

      They both are chaotic

    • B. 

      They both do not let in sunshine

    • C. 

      They both have bars

    • D. 

      They both have windows

  • 6. 
    What is caught in the wallpaper's pattern?
    • A. 

      Trapped hands

    • B. 

      Nothing

    • C. 

      Strangled heads

    • D. 

      Men

  • 7. 
    How does the narrator describe the odor of the wallpaper?
    • A. 

      As a "wallpaper-like smell"

    • B. 

      As a "banana smell"

    • C. 

      As a "lemony smell"

    • D. 

      As a "yellow smell"

  • 8. 
    When the narrator tells John that she thinks there is something strange about the house, what does John say that she is feeling?
    • A. 

      Foolish

    • B. 

      A draught

    • C. 

      A storm

    • D. 

      A headache

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not a reason the narrator's husband gives for refusing to use the first-floor room as a bedroom?
    • A. 

      There is no room nearby that the husband can use if he chooses to sleep in a separate room.

    • B. 

      It has only one window

    • C. 

      He likes that room best.

    • D. 

      It is too small for two beds.

  • 10. 
    Who did the narrator have visit for the Fourth of July?
    • A. 

      Nellie and the children

    • B. 

      Lieutenant Jimmy Cross

    • C. 

      Her brother and his wife

    • D. 

      No one