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Story of an Hour

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  • Q1
    Mrs. Mallard learned of her husband’s death from ______________.
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    Brentley Mallard
    her sister, Josephine
    her friend, Richards
    a newspaper office
  • Q2
    How does Mrs. Mallard react to the news at first?
    She’s enthralled by the sudden promise of freedom.
    She weeps uncontrollably as soon as she finds out.
    She is unable to believe the news.
    She’s relieved because she didn’t love him
  • Q3
    “The Story of an Hour” takes place in _______________.
  • Q4
    "She was beginning to recognize this thing that was approaching to possess her, and she was striving to beat it back with her will...”The “thing” to which this passage refers is ________________.
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    severe depression
    onset of a heart attack
    the thrill of freedom
    her love for her husband
  • Q5
    Louise Mallard _______________.
    was probably in an abusive relationship
    was probably overjoyed to find her husband was still alive
    was really in love with her husband’s friend, Richards
    never knew how much she longed to be independent
  • Q6
    “Her fancy was running riot along those days ahead of her.” This probably means that _________________.
    she wanted to be a more fancy, sophisticated woman
    she could not imagine how she was going to live the rest of her life
    she was so upset over her husband’s death she wanted to rio
    she was imagining all the good things to come
  • Q7
    Chopin’s tone in the final passage of “The Story of an Hour” is best described as _________________.
  • Q8
    Why does Josephine implore Louise to open the door?
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    She thinks Louise is being rude to their guests.
    She wants to deliver the good news that Mr. Mallard is still alive.
    She is worried that Louise is in despair and wants to console her.
    She doesn’t trust her sister.
  • Q9
    Her husband’s friend, Richards, __________________.
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    works for a newspaper
    all answers are correct
    cares deeply for Mrs. Mallard
    all answers are correct
  • Q10
    The line: “they said she had died of heart disease--of joy that kills” is an example of

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