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A STEP BEYOND
TESTS AND ANSWERS
_____ 1. Jane at first thinks Mrs. Fairfax is the lady of Thornfield because
A. she knows so much of the family's history
_____ 2. Jane immediately takes to Mr. Rochester because
A. he has a lively imagination
_____ 3. Rochester immediately takes to Jane because
A. she is modest and shy
_____ 4. At Thornfield, in the middle of the night, a violent visitor comes to
A. I only
_____ 5. Mr Briggs is working for
A. Jane's Uncle Reed
_____ 6. Rochester believed his marriage wasn't a real marriage because
A. he wasn't warned that Bertha was insane
_____ 7. Rochester's first wife came from
_____ 8. When Jane learns that Rochester is already married, he offers to
A. divorce his wife for Jane
_____ 9. Jane is willing to go to India with St. John Rivers because
A. she needs to earn a living
_____ 10. The five "acts" of Jane Eyre take place in these settings:
A. Lowood, Thornfield, Gateshead, Moor House, Ferndean
11. Jane Eyre is an amateur artist. What function does her interest in drawing serve in the story?
12. Describe the structure of Jane Eyre.
13. "Conventionality is not morality," wrote Charlotte Bronte in her preface to Jane Eyre. Yet many readers feel that Jane Eyre's idea of what is moral always agrees with conventional middle-class standards. Discuss.
14. Weather is very important in Jane Eyre. Discuss.
15. "The real innovation of Charlotte Bronte is that she writes fiction from the point of view of an individual and not from the point of view of society in general."- Bruce McCullough (see Further Reading). Discuss.
What are Jane Eyre's views on social classes? In what way does she capture truths about society that more objective writers might miss? How is her viewpoint limited?