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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - Barron's Booknotes
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_____ 1. After his first visit to Wuthering Heights, Mr.
Lockwood plans to return because he -

A. has been so graciously received by the host
B. sees in Heathcliff a kindred spirit
C. is curious to learn the secret of Heathcliff's dark despair

_____ 2. Heathcliff responds to the account of Mr. Lockwood's
dream by -

A. forbidding him to sleep in the same room again
B. ridiculing the dream as the hallucinations of an overactive
C. crying out for Catherine at the broken window

_____ 3. Heathcliff -

A. has been so named after Mr. Earnshaw's son who had died
at birth
B. tries to ingratiate himself with the Earnshaw children when
he is first brought to Wuthering Heights
C. uses Ellen to cause trouble between Catherine and Hindley

_____ 4. The night Hindley orders the house barred to
Catherine and Heathcliff, Heathcliff returns very late to report
that -

A. he and Cathy plan to be married
B. Cathy has been lost on the moors
C. Cathy's ankle has been injured and she is staying at the
Linton home

_____ 5. Hindley's mistreatment of Heathcliff began with his -

A. despair and drunkenness after the death of his wife Frances
B. jealousy of the orphan boy when he first came to the
Earnshaw home
C. realization of the dark, brooding evil in Heathcliff's

_____ 6. Which statement is true? -

A. Heathcliff is informed by Nelly that Catherine has agreed to
marry Edgar
B. Heathcliff catches Hareton when the child is dropped from
the stairs by the drunken Hindley
C. Heathcliff begs Catherine to run off and marry him instead
of Edgar

_____ 7. When Heathcliff returns after an absence of three
years -

A. he tries to win back Catherine with his newly acquired
B. he reveals that he is really descended from nobility
C. Isabella falls in love with him

_____ 8. Which statement is not true? -

A. Both Catherine and Heathcliff at different points in the
novel subject themselves to a long period of fasting
B. Catherine, in her delirium, pleads for death to free her of her
loveless marriage
C. Edgar, in the belief that Catherine is faking her illness,
keeps himself aloof during her "convalescence"

_____ 9. The final meeting of Catherine and Heathcliff is filled

A. only with passionate embracing and professions of eternal
B. with despair, anguish, recriminations, and passion
C. with anger at the cruelty of fate that has deprived the lovers
of happiness

_____ 10. On the last night of Catherine's life, she -

A. gives birth to a daughter
B. predicts that Heathcliff will soon follow her to the grave
C. extracts a promise from Heathcliff and Edgar to end their

11. Is Wuthering Heights a novel about love? Discuss. -

12. One of the few characters who doesn't get to tell part of this
story is Edgar. What is the effect of this? -

13. Compare Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. -

14. Is Emily Bronte a mystic or a social realist? -

15. Is Heathcliff the hero of the book? Discuss. -

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