The Scarlet Letter: The Scarlet Letter: practice test Flashcards


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The Scarlet Letter
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1

In what century is the story of Hester Prynne set

The seventeenth century

2

What is the occupation of the narrator of this story

Customs officer

3

Where do Hester and Chillingworth live before coming to America

Amsterdam

4

With whom has Chillingworth been living before he appears in Boston

Native Americans

5

What is situated immediately outside the door of the prison in which Hester is kept

A rosebush

6

What item in the governor’s mansion shows Hester a distorted reflection of herself

A suit of armor

7

What 3 methods does Dimmesdale use to punish himself for his sins

Scourging(whipping), Fasting and Vigils

8

In what city do Hester and Pearl live

Boston

9

Who is Mistress Hibbins

The governor's sister

10

How does Mistress Hibbins eventually die

She is executed publicly as a witch

11

How does Hester support herself financially

As a seamstress

12

Next to whom is Hester buried

Dimmesdale

13

What natural phenomenon comes to symbolize both Dimmesdale’s “sin” and Governor Winthrop’s “virtue”

A meteor

14

Why does Pearl not recognize her mother when she sees her with Dimmesdale in the forest

Hester has removed the scarlet letter

15

How does Pearl acknowledge Dimmesdale as her father at his death

By kissing him

16

What mark can supposedly be seen on Dimmesdale’s chest

A scarlet letter “A”

17

How do Hester and Dimmesdale plan to escape their suffering

By boarding a ship bound for Europe

18

How does Pearl become wealthy

She inherits Chillingworth’s estate and marries a nobleman

19

Where does the narrator first encounter Hester Prynne’s story

He finds a manuscript in the attic of the Salem Custom-House

20

What item of clothing does Hester make for Governor Winthrop

A pair of gloves

21

What color of clothing does Hester always wear

Gray

22

Where do Hester and Pearl live

In an abandoned cottage on the outskirts of Boston

23

What does Chillingworth pretend to be

A doctor

24

What does Hester’s letter “A” eventually come to represent to the townspeople

“Able”

25

Why does the narrator lose his job in the customhouse

A new customhouse president, who is of a different party than the narrator, is elected