This test on The Scarlet Letter contains 30 multiple-choice questions, 10 True/False, 5 Explanatory Writing (which are questions that require an explanation rather than a short answer), and an essay option.
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Sample Test Questions:
_____1. In the first chapter when the Puritans settled into the new land to form a Utopia, they constructed a prison quickly. What literary element does this situation represent?
A. dramatic irony B. hyperbole C. situational irony D. parody
_____ 16. Which literary device does this quote show: "Vanity, it may be, chose to mortify itself by putting on, for ceremonials of pomp and state, the garments that had been wrought by her sinful hands"?
A. allusion B. metaphor C. simile D. personification E. C and D
_____ 22. Which theme does NOT apply to the novel?
A. Things are not always as they appear to be.
B. Be honest.
C. Mistakes have consequences than cannot be escaped.
D. Revenge is sometimes necessary to teach a lesson.
_____ 30. Which character does NOT change during the novel?
A. Mistress Hibbins B. Pearl C. Chillingworth D. Dimmesdale
_____ 39. Chillingworth expresses regret for torturing Dimmesdale.
45. Is Hester a dynamic or static character? Prove with evidence.