The Scarlet Letter Flashcard Example #83389

Which event described in chapter 2 of The Scarlet Letter occurs after Hester appears in front of the crowd?
Onlookers react to Hester’s embroidered letter.
Read this excerpt from chapter 2 of The Scarlet Letter.

Lastly, in lieu of these shifting scenes, came back the rude market-place of the Puritan settlement, with all the townspeople assembled and levelling their stern regards at Hester Prynne,—yes, at herself,—who stood on the scaffold of the pillory, an infant on her arm, and the letter A, in scarlet, fantastically embroidered with gold thread, upon her bosom!

What is the effect of the underlined words in this excerpt?

They impart a mood of distress and shame.
Which event described in chapter 1 of The Scarlet Letter takes place as the story begins?
A crowd gathers at the jail.
Which event described in chapter 2 of The Scarlet Letter occurs after the women of the crowd are introduced
NOT C
Read this excerpt from chapter 1 of The Scarlet Letter.

Before this ugly edifice, and between it and the wheel-track of the street, was a grass-plot, much overgrown with burdock, pig-weed, apple-peru, and such unsightly vegetation, which evidently found something congenial in the soil that had so early borne the black flower of civilized society, a prison.

Which best describes the effect of the words “ugly,” “overgrown,” pig-weed,” and “unsightly vegetation”?

They establish a rough, untamed setting.
Which event described in chapter 2 of The Scarlet Letter occurs after Hester leaves the jail?
Young children run heedlessly before Hester to the scaffold
Read this excerpt from chapter 2 of The Scarlet Letter.

“This woman has brought shame upon us all, and ought to die. Is there not law for it? Truly there is, both in the Scripture and the statute-book. Then let the magistrates, who have made it of no effect, thank themselves if their own wives and daughters go astray!”

What part of the plot does this excerpt reveal?

NOT B
Which event described in chapter 2 of The Scarlet Letter occurs when Hester arrives at the marketplace
Hester climbs the stairs and stands on the scaffolding.
In accordance with this rule, it may safely be assumed that the forefathers of Boston had built the first prison-house, somewhere in the vicinity of Cornhill, almost as seasonably as they marked out the first burial-ground, on Isaac Johnson’s lot, and round about his grave, which subsequently became the nucleus of all the congregated sepulchres in the old church-yard of King’s Chapel.

What is the meaning of this excerpt?

NOT D
Read this excerpt from “The Mysterious Stranger” using comprehension strategies.

The romantic character of the place delighted me; I was very much amused by the air of adventure and intrigue that prevailed in this region of masks and gondolas; and I was exceedingly smitten by a pair of languishing black eyes, that played upon my heart from under an Italian mantle. So I persuaded myself that I was lingering at Venice to study men and manners. At least I persuaded my friends so, and that answered all my purpose.
What statement best describes the narrator in this excerpt?

The narrator is not entirely truthful about his reasons for staying in Venice.

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