The Scarlet Letter


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1. Who causes Hester to experience fear when she notices that person in the audience watching her as she is on the scaffold with Pearl for her public shaming?

a. Mistress Hibbins

b. Roger Chillingworth

c. Governor Bellingham

d. Arthur Dimmesdale

2. Why did Hester’s husband fail to join her in the colony?

a. He died

b. He abandoned her

c. He found out about her adultery

d. He was shipwrecked held captive by Native Americans

3. Why does Hester decline Mistress Hibbin’s invitation to join her in the forest?

a. She knows Governor Bellingham is watching

b. She fears the Devil

c. She has been allowed to keep Pearl

d. She does not want to disappoint Dimmesdale

4. When Reverend Wilson quizzes Pearl on her catechism, who does she say she believes created her?

a. Her mother

b. An unknown father

c. God

d. She grew on the rosebush

5. What is not one of the three temptations Dimmesdale experiences after returning from his meeting in the forest with Pearl?

a. Cursing

b. Casting a wicked look at a virgin

c. Asking the Devil for help

d. Arguing against the soul’s immortality

6. A scarlet letter “A” is said to appear in all of the following locations except:

a. On Hester’s chest

b. On Chillingworth’s chest

c. In the sky

d. On Dimmesdale’s chest

7. What was Roger Chillingworth’s occupation before coming to Boston?

a. Doctor

b. Witch

c. Lawyer

d. Scholar

8. What plant is situated outside of the prison?

a. Rosebush

b. Rosemary

c. Hemlock

d. Poison ivy

9. How does Dimmesdale...

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