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1. True or False? "The Professor" was published during Charlotte Brontė's lifetime.
2. "The Professor" is the only novel that Charlotte wrote that:
3. In "The Professor," with whom does William Crimsworth fall in love and marry?
4. In "The Professor," what was the allegorical barrier that kept Crimsworth from the girl's school, which he calls an "unseen paradise?"
5. Where, exactly, was Crimsworth a "Professor?"
6. Moving on to Charlotte's third novel, "Shirley." (We have skipped "Jane Eyre.") Upon whom did Charlotte base the character of Shirley?
7. "Shirley" is a "historical novel," in that it was not contemporary with when it was written (in 1849.) During what time of English history did it take place?
8. In a famous self-description in the first chapter of the novel, Charlotte describes "Shirley" as being "as unromantic as a...
9. At one point in "Shirley," a young lady says, "Till lately I had reckoned securely on the duties and affections of wife and mother to occupy my existence. I considered, somehow, as a matter of course, that I was growing up to the ordinary destiny, and never troubled myself to seek any other; but now, I perceive plainly, I may have been mistaken. Probably I shall be an old maid. I shall live to see Robert married to some one else, some rich lady: I shall never marry. What was I created for, I wonder? Where is my place in the world?"
Does this character end up getting married in the novel? Yes or no.
10. Robert Moore proposes to two young women in "Shirley." What is the outcome?
11. Moving on to Charlotte's last novel, "Villette." In many ways it is a reworking of "The Professor," but in some ways different. What was different?
12. How does "Villette" end?
13. In "Villette," what does Lucy give M. Emanuel for a gift at his fźte?
14. From where did Charlotte get her information in the "opium trip" scene in "Villette?"
15. Graham Bretton (aka Dr. John) makes several appearances in the novel "Villette." What was chronologically the first time he and Lucy met?
16. We must skip Emily Brontė, because she never published any novels other than "Wuthering Heights", so we will move on to Anne Brontė. In "Agnes Grey", Agnes was miserable at her first post as a governess. What was her greatest problem with the son, Tom Bloomfield?
17. This is a hard, unfair question. But, there is a difference. What is the profession of Mr. Murphy, whom Agnes loves in "Agnes Grey?"
18. In "Agnes Grey," Anges' vivacious pupil, Rosalie Murray, has several flirtations during the novel. Which of her conquests does she actually marry?
19. True or false? "Agnes Grey" was first published as the third volume of a three volume set, with the first two novels being "The Professor" and "Wuthering Heights."
20. For what purpose does Agnes repeatedly visit Nancy Brown in "Agnes Grey?"
21. Moving on, last of all, to Anne's criminally underrated "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall." Why does Helen refuse Gilbert's affectionate attentions?
22. There is a very substantial flashback in the middle of "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall." In what form does this take place?
23. In "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall," what is NOT a reason that Helen left her husband?
24. Which of Mr. Huntington's horrible friends is always trying to seduce Helen in "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall?"
25. At the end of "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall," what precipitates Mr. Huntington's final illness?
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