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1) Which of the following are recurring motifs so far in Jane Eyre? Select all that apply

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1) Which of the following are recurring motifs so far in Jane Eyre? Select all that apply.

meals

the Red Room

sight

church services

 

2. Which of the following are characteristics of a Gothic Novel? Select all that apply.

a brooding hero

a young heroine

a mysterious house

a natural occurrence

 

3. Read the excerpt below and answer the question.

Now came a pause of ten minutes, during which I, by this time in perfect possession of my wits, observed all the female Brocklehursts produce their pocket-handkerchiefs and apply them to their optics, while the elderly lady swayed herself to and fro, and the two younger ones whispered, "How shocking!" (chapter 7)

Using context clues, the word optics in the above passage most likely refers to

mouth

ears

eyes

noses

 

4. Which themes from Jane Eyre would a feminist critique of the novel most likely explore? Select all that apply.

love

role of women

morality

independence

 

5. Read the excerpt below and answer the question.

To this crib I always took my doll; human beings must love something, and, in the dearth of worthier objects of affection, I contrived to find a pleasure in loving and cherishing a faded graven image, shabby as a miniature scarecrow. (chapter 4)

This passage best represents Jane's desire for 

companionship

trust

independence

love

 

6.In Jane Eyre, the red room most likely symbolizes _____. Select all that apply.

fear

death

tyranny

isolation

 

7. Jane Eyre can be characterized as which of the following? Select all that apply.

novel of manners

Gothic novel

historical novel

coming-of-age novel

 

8.Which aspect of Jane Eyre makes it a novel of manners?

behavior of servants

concern with social behavior

focus on child growing up

focus on dominant men

 

9. Which of the following words would accurately describe Jane Eyre's friend, Helen? Select all that apply.

tender

sympathetic

insightful

ambitious

 

10. Read the excerpt below and answer the question.

The moon was set, and it was very dark; Bessie carried a lantern, whose light glanced on wet steps and gravel road sodden by a recent thaw. Raw and chill was the winter morning: my teeth chattered as I hastened down the drive.

In this excerpt, what word best characterizes the mood of this scene?

terrifying

romantic

eerie

cheerless

 

11. Which of the following statements would most likely be a thesis statement for an essay entitled, "Charlotte Bronte and Jane Eyre: The Characterization of a Life"?

The character of Jane Eyre contrasts sharply with the life of her author, Charlotte Brontë.

Charlotte Brontë draws heavily from her own early life experiences in shaping the character of Jane Eyre.

By comparing and contrasting the life experiences of the three Bronte sisters, we see how Charlotte Brontë created the character of Jane Eyre.

Through a close examination of Charlotte Brontë's life experiences and personal writings, we see the birth and development of her greatest heroine, Jane Eyre.

 

12.Read the excerpt below and answer the question.

John Reed was a schoolboy of fourteen years old; four years older than I, for I was but ten: large and stout for his age, with a dingy and unwholesome skin; thick lineaments in a spacious visage, heavy limbs and large extremities. He gorged himself habitually at table, which made him bilious, and gave him a dim and bleared eye and flabby cheeks. (chapter 1)

This description of John Reed is an example of 

caricature

direct characterization

sensory characterization

indirect characterization

 

13. Read the excerpt below and answer the question.

I pronounced his name, offering him at the same time my hand: he took it, smiling and saying, "We shall do very well by-and-by." Then he laid me down, and addressing Bessie, charged her to be very careful that I was not disturbed during the night. Having given some further directions, and intimates that he should call again the next day, he departed; to my grief: I felt so sheltered and befriended while he sat in the chair near my pillow... (chapter 3)

This passage, in which Jane first meets the doctor, is an example of caricature

sensory characterization

direct characterization

indirect characterization

 

14. In Jane Eyre, Helen Burns's death most likely symbolizes the loss of 

love

innocence

trust

faith

 

15. Read the excerpt below and answer the question.

"Madam," he pursued, "I have a Master to serve whose kingdom is not of this world: my mission is to mortify in these girls the lusts of the flesh;" (chapter 7)

What is the meaning of the word mortify in this passage?

terrify

humiliate

abuse

kill

 

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