Young Goodman Brown

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Young Goodman Brown - Quiz


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  • 1. 

    When Goodman Brown died, there was no epitaph written on his tombstone

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the passage clearly states that when Goodman Brown died, there was no epitaph written on his tombstone. This implies that there was no inscription or tribute to commemorate his life or achievements after his death.

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  • 2. 

    Where did Goodman Brown find one of the pink ribbons from Faith?

    • A.

      Pathway

    • B.

      On the way to the meeting

    • C.

      In a tree branch

    • D.

      On the ground

    Correct Answer
    C. In a tree branch
    Explanation
    Goodman Brown found one of the pink ribbons from Faith in a tree branch. This suggests that Faith had passed by that tree and left the ribbon behind, possibly indicating that she had been present in that location. The ribbon being in a tree branch also adds a sense of mystery and intrigue to the story, as it implies that something unusual or supernatural might have occurred.

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  • 3. 

    When Goodman Brown met the man who led him to the meeting, what did he notice about the man's staff?

    • A.

      It was made of metal

    • B.

      It was much to long

    • C.

      Nothing it was jus a plain stick

    • D.

      It looked like a black snake

    Correct Answer
    D. It looked like a black snake
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "it looked like a black snake." In the story "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the man who leads Goodman Brown to the meeting is described as having a staff that resembles a black snake. This description suggests that the man may have sinister intentions or is associated with evil forces, as snakes are often symbolic of deceit and temptation.

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  • 4. 

    When Cloyse recognized the old man traveling with Goodman Brown her reaction was 

    • A.

      Fear

    • B.

      Happiness

    • C.

      Worry

    • D.

      Hate

    Correct Answer
    B. Happiness
    Explanation
    Cloyse's reaction of happiness suggests that she was glad to see the old man traveling with Goodman Brown. This implies that she had a positive association or relationship with the old man, which brought her joy upon recognizing him.

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  • 5. 

    In the forest on the way to the meeting, Goodman Brown encountered his pastor and deacon from the church.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the story, "Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the protagonist encounters his pastor and deacon from the church while walking through the forest on his way to a meeting. This encounter is significant because it reveals the hypocrisy and corruption within the religious community. It suggests that even those who are supposed to be virtuous and moral can be involved in immoral activities. Therefore, the statement "Goodman Brown encountered his pastor and deacon from the church" is true.

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  • 6. 

    Goodman Brown did not recognize anyone one who was at the meeting in the forest.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Goodman Brown did recognize someone who was at the meeting in the forest.

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  • 7. 

    The next day, Goodman Brown, went about his life as if nothing had happened.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The next day, Goodman Brown went about his life as if nothing had happened" is false. This is because in the story "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, after his encounter with the devil and witnessing the dark rituals in the forest, Goodman Brown is forever changed. He becomes a gloomy and distrustful man, unable to see the world in the same light as before. Therefore, he does not go about his life as if nothing had happened.

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  • 8. 

    What is catechism?

    • A.

      Game of chess

    • B.

      Set of religious questions and answers

    • C.

      A play

    • D.

      Something that you can catch

    Correct Answer
    B. Set of religious questions and answers
    Explanation
    Catechism refers to a set of religious questions and answers. It is a method used in religious education to teach the principles and doctrines of a particular faith. Catechisms are commonly used in Christianity, where they serve as a guide for individuals to understand and learn about their religious beliefs. The questions and answers are designed to provide a systematic and structured approach to learning the teachings of the faith.

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  • 9. 

    What did Faith's pink ribbons stands for?

    • A.

      Just for fashion

    • B.

      Indecision between sin and pureness

    • C.

      Her favorite color

    • D.

      Unclearness between sin and pureness

    Correct Answer
    B. Indecision between sin and pureness
    Explanation
    Faith's pink ribbons symbolize her indecision between sin and pureness. The color pink is often associated with innocence and purity, while the concept of sin represents moral wrongdoing. By wearing pink ribbons, Faith is torn between these two conflicting ideas, unsure of which path to choose. The ribbons serve as a visual representation of her internal struggle and her inability to fully commit to one side.

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  • 10. 

    Did Faith want Goodman Brown to leave her at the beginning of the story?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    In the story, "Young Goodman Brown," Faith is portrayed as a loving and devoted wife to Goodman Brown. There is no indication in the story that Faith wanted Goodman Brown to leave her. In fact, she pleads with him not to go into the forest and expresses her fear of being alone. This suggests that she wanted him to stay with her and did not want him to leave. Therefore, the correct answer is "no."

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  • 11. 

    How did Goodman Brown know Goody Cloyse?

    • A.

      His catechism teacher

    • B.

      His science worker

    • C.

      His mother

    • D.

      His second cousin twice removed

    Correct Answer
    A. His catechism teacher
    Explanation
    Goodman Brown knew Goody Cloyse as his catechism teacher. Catechism is a form of religious instruction, typically involving a series of questions and answers, used to teach the principles of Christianity. Therefore, it can be inferred that Goody Cloyse was involved in teaching Goodman Brown about religious beliefs and practices.

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  • 12. 

    What is Goodman Brown's wife's name?

    • A.

      Gloria

    • B.

      Faith

    • C.

      Mercy

    • D.

      Hope

    Correct Answer
    B. Faith
    Explanation
    Goodman Brown's wife's name is Faith because in the story "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Faith is explicitly mentioned as his wife multiple times. Additionally, the name Faith holds symbolic significance in the story, representing Goodman Brown's own faith and belief in goodness, which is tested throughout the narrative.

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  • 13. 

    At what time did young Goodman Brown leave town to go into the forest?

    • A.

      Morning

    • B.

      Night

    • C.

      Afternoon

    • D.

      Sunset

    Correct Answer
    D. Sunset
    Explanation
    Young Goodman Brown left town to go into the forest at sunset. This is indicated by the fact that the question asks for the specific time when he left, and sunset is a specific time of day. The other options (morning, night, and afternoon) do not provide a specific time, but sunset does.

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  • 14. 

    During the Colonial Period, the forest embodied all that was evil, including the unknown.  This is most apparant in which of the following paragraphs?  

    • A.

      1 and 2

    • B.

      6 and 7

    • C.

      8 and 9

    • D.

      11 and 12

    Correct Answer
    C. 8 and 9
    Explanation
    In paragraphs 8 and 9, the forest is described as a dark and mysterious place that is feared by the colonists. It is portrayed as a symbol of evil and the unknown, with the colonists believing that it is inhabited by witches and demons. The fear and superstition surrounding the forest is evident in these paragraphs, making it the most apparent example of the forest embodying all that was evil during the Colonial Period.

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  • 15. 

    In Paragraph 12, Goodman Brown tells the man he meets in teh woods that "Faith kept me back a while."  Literally, he means that his wife made him late.  What other meaning could this remark have had..

    • A.

      His religous faith almost kept him from the journey.

    • B.

      His faith in his marriage was more important than the journey.

    • C.

      Faith is necessary to complete the things one is required to do.

    • D.

      The remark could have no meaning beyond the literal one.

    Correct Answer
    A. His religous faith almost kept him from the journey.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that Goodman Brown's statement about his wife, Faith, keeping him back could also be interpreted as his religious faith nearly preventing him from embarking on the journey in the woods. This implies that Goodman Brown's strong religious beliefs initially made him hesitate or consider not going on the journey, but ultimately he decided to proceed.

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  • 16. 

    This excerpt suggest that all people must, at some time, choose between good and evil.  All of the following contribute to the reader's perception that Goodman Brown knows that he is about to embrace evil except

    • A.

      Paragraph 3, Goodman Brown says"...of all nights in the year, this one night msut I tarry away from thee."

    • B.

      Paragraph 7, Goodman Brown thinks, "(it was) as fi a dream had warned her wht work is to be done to-night."

    • C.

      Paragraph 8, "...Goodman Brown felt himself justified in making more haste on his present evil purpose."

    • D.

      Paragraph 1, "Young Goodman Brown came forth at sunset into the street at Salem village..."

    Correct Answer
    D. Paragraph 1, "Young Goodman Brown came forth at sunset into the street at Salem village..."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is paragraph 1, "Young Goodman Brown came forth at sunset into the street at Salem village..." This paragraph does not contribute to the reader's perception that Goodman Brown knows he is about to embrace evil. It simply sets the scene and introduces the character. The other paragraphs provide evidence that Goodman Brown is aware of the evil he is about to embrace, such as his thoughts and justifications.

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  • 17. 

    This excerpt suggest that Hawthrone's philosophical position includes which one of the following ideas?

    • A.

      Man is predisposed to do evil.

    • B.

      Man's first impluse is to do good.

    • C.

      Man creates his own reality.

    • D.

      Man is responsible for his actions.

    Correct Answer
    A. Man is predisposed to do evil.
    Explanation
    The excerpt suggests that Hawthorne's philosophical position includes the idea that man is predisposed to do evil. This can be inferred from the statement that man's first impulse is to do evil, indicating that Hawthorne believed that evil tendencies are inherent in human nature.

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  • 18. 

    1.      What do you think the reasons were for Brown taking such a night’s journey?

  • 19. 

    1.      Do you think Brown should have taken the journey or stayed at home?  Do you think Brown could have had a better, more peaceful life if he had stayed home from this night’s journey?

  • 20. 

    1.      What do you think Hawthorne was saying to his contemporary audience?

  • 21. 

    1.      Was everything Brown witnessed a figment of his own imagination, something conjured by evil, or a dream?  Support your answer with passages from the text.

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