1. What do the characters believe about Mr Mallard?
A. That he left his wife.
B. That he sent them a telegram.
C. That he left town on a business trip.
D. That he was killed in a train accident.
2. What happened to Mr Mallard according to the story?
A. He was cheated by his friend Richards in a business deal.
B. He was killed in a train accident.
C. Nothing happened to him.
D. He left his wife for another woman.
3. How did Richards hear about the railway disaster?
A. He received a telegram.
B. He heard about it at the newspaper office.
C. He read about it in the newspaper.
D. He heard about it from Josephine.
4. The open window in the bedroom represents
A. Mrs Mallard’s suicidal tendency
B. An opening to a larger, freer world
C. An uncaring universe
D. Careless housekeeping
5. Mrs Mallard’s views of love and marriage were
A. Controversial for that era
B. Oriented towards pleasing her husband
C. Treasonous, even by today’s standards
D. Traditional for that era
6. How does Mrs Mallard view marriage? As an
A. Joyous affair
B. Cruelty to women
C. Flexible arrangement allowing maximum freedom
D. Struggle of wills between two people
7. What feeling does Mrs Mallard realize she values most?
A. Her husband’s love for her
D. Her love for her husband
8. What happens to Mrs Mallard at the end of the story?
A. She enjoys a moment of triumph.
B. She begins to make funeral arrangements.
C. She dies of a heart attack.
D. She faints with joy.
9. The story’s irony occurs when…
A. Brently Mallard walks in the door
B. The doctor attributes the cause of death to joy
C. Josephine worries Mrs Mallard is sick with grief
D. All of the above
10. Why was Mrs. Mallard’s family worried about telling her of her husband’s death?
11. How did Mrs. Mallard initially react to the news?
12. What is Mrs. Mallard’s final conclusion about her life on her husband’s death?
13. What is Mrs. Mallard’s reaction when she saw her husband alive?
14. How is the conclusion of the story foreshadowed in the first sentence?
15. How is irony used in the last sentence?
16. How does Chopin reveal her attitude toward marriage through Mrs. Mallard?
17. In your opinion, does Mrs. Mallard love her husband?
18. Does Mrs. Mallard's reaction to her husband's death reflect cold-heartedness or the complicated nature of marriage?