The Scarlet Letter Quizzes

eNotes Literature Quizzes

Test your knowledge of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter by taking an eNotes quiz! Created and approved by high school teachers, each eNotes quiz is multiple choice and includes questions on plot points, themes, and character traits. eNotes quizzes can be taken online or printed for classroom use.

  • Arthur Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter

    Arthur Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter by Jamie Wheeler

    How much do you know about the minister with a guilty conscience? Take the Arthur Dimmesdale quiz from eNotes to find out. Contains ten questions about this character from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.

  • Pearl in The Scarlet Letter

    Pearl in The Scarlet Letter by Jamie Wheeler

    How much do you know about the daughter of Hester Prynne? Take the Pearl quiz from eNotes to find out. Contains five questions about this character from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.

  • The Scarlet Letter Overview

    The Scarlet Letter Overview by Jamie Wheeler

    In eNotes' The Scarlet Letter Overview Quiz find ten essential questions on Hawthorne's classic novel, covering characters, plot details, setting and more to help you in your review.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 1

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 1 by Jamie Wheeler

    Set in Boston in the year 1642, the novel opens outside a prison house. A single rose is the only bright spot in the otherwise dreary surroundings. Be sure you understand the foundations of this novel that wrestles with the problems of defining and punishing "sin" by taking the quiz over Chapter 1 of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 2

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 2 by Jamie Wheeler

    After her ordeal on the scaffold, followed by her imprisonment, Hester has one more humiliation to endure. Be sure you understand the sentence, Hester's reaction, and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 2 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 3

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 3 by Jamie Wheeler

    Hester is keeping a secret that the townspeople are eager to hear. Meanwhile, Chillingworth has made a vow. Be sure you recall the secret, the vow, and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 3 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 4

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 4 by Jamie Wheeler

    Chillingworth and Hester have come to an agreement. Do you recall the nature of their conversation and what they decide? Be certain you recall these details and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 4 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 5

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 5 by Jamie Wheeler

    Freed from her punishment on the scaffold, Hester has a choice to make. Be sure you understand her decision and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 5 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 6

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 6 by Jamie Wheeler

    The focus of this chapter is on the odd child, Pearl, and the "great price" Hester has paid for her daughter. Be sure you understand the full meaning and extent of Hester's sacrifices by taking the quiz over Chapter 6 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 7

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 7 by Jamie Wheeler

    Rumors that have been swirling about Pearl become even more numerous as Hester begins dressing the child in ways that attract attention. Be sure you recall the wild speculations about mother, daughter, and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 7 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 8

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 8 by Jamie Wheeler

    The governor has a plan to take Pearl away from Hester, ostensibly for the child's own good. Pearl's answers to his pointed questions appear to back up the governor's assertions. Be sure you understand the governor's reasoning, Pearl's problematic responses, and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 8 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 9

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 9 by Jamie Wheeler

    Strangely, Dimmesdale has chosen Chillingworth as his spiritual advisor. Be sure you understand how this odd relationship came about and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 9 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 10

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 10 by Jamie Wheeler

    Dimmesdale has become obsessed with Chillingworth. Do you remember why he finds the doctor so compelling and what, if anything, he discovers about the man's past? Be sure you recall these details and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 10 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 11

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 11 by Jamie Wheeler

    Chillingworth is certain he has uncovered the identity of Hester's secret lover. Whom does he believe to be the culprit and what is the truth? Be sure you know the answers to these questions and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 11 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet  Letter Chapter 12

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 12 by Jamie Wheeler

    Dimmesdale has a plan. He has been thinking about it for some time and decides the moment has arrived. Do you remember what his plan involves and why he has decided the time is right? Be sure you recall these details and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 12 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 13

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 13 by Jamie Wheeler

    Although Hester complies with the town's demands, inwardly she is resisting. Be sure you understand Hester's mindset and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 13 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 14

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 14 by Jamie Wheeler

    Chillingworth has news from town for Hester, but Hester is unimpressed. Be sure you know what the message is, why Hester responds as she does, and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 14 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 15

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 15 by Jamie Wheeler

    Hester is recalling her marriage to Chillingworth and finally admits something to herself. Be sure you know how Hester came to this place in her life and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 15 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 16

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 16 by Jamie Wheeler

    Pearl coerces her mother to play. Hester complies but she is worried. Be sure you recall the game and Hester's concerns by taking the quiz over Chapter 16 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 17

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 17 by Jamie Wheeler

    An awkward meeting between Hester and Dimmesdale takes place. Do you recall Dimmesdale's confession and what he says he longs for? Be certain you recall these details and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 17 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 18

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 18 by Jamie Wheeler

    Finally, the reader learns the source of Hester's remarkable strength. Be sure you understand Hester's history and how she is able to remain so firm in her convictions by taking the quiz over Chapter 18 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 19

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 19 by Jamie Wheeler

    Hester and Dimmesdale are awaiting Pearl's return. When the child comes home, she throws a horrific tantrum. Be sure you understand the reasons for Pearl's outburst and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 19 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 20

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 20 by Jamie Wheeler

    Dimmesdale has a plan for himself, Hester, and Pearl. Be sure you recall the details of the impending escape and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 20 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 21

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 21 by Jamie Wheeler

    The new governor is about to take office and the entire settlement is abuzz with festivities. In the crowd, Chillingworth is plotting something and Hester is crestfallen when she realizes his plot. Be sure you recall the details of these important developments and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 21 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 22

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 22 by Jamie Wheeler

    During a huge gathering in town, Hester finds herself the center of unwelcome attention. Be sure you understand what is going on both in town and behind the scenes by taking the quiz over Chapter 22 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 23

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 23 by Jamie Wheeler

    Dimmesdale has a stunning revelation for the assembled crowd. Do you remember what he reveals and how people respond? Be sure you recall these details and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 23 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • The Scarlet Letter Chapter 24

    The Scarlet Letter Chapter 24 by Jamie Wheeler

    Everyone in town has an explanation for the "A" on the dead minister's chest. Do you know what happens to all the central characters, Dimmesdale, Chillingworth, Hester, and Pearl in the final chapter? Be sure you do by taking the quiz over Chapter 24 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  • Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter

    Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter by Jamie Wheeler

    Hester Prynne is one of the most infamous characters in American literature, not for her unconventional out-of-wedlock birth, but for her refusal to accept her Puritan societies shame. Be sure you understand the source of Hester's strength and her complex moral code by taking the quiz over her character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel The Scarlet Letter from eNotes. 

  • Roger Chillingworth in The Scarlet Letter

    Roger Chillingworth in The Scarlet Letter by Jamie Wheeler

    As his name symbolically suggests, Roger Chillingworth is the antagonist in this novel. Once married to Hester, it is Chillingworth who is responsible for much of the pain and hardship of the lives he touches. Be sure you understand the extent of his evil by taking the quiz over the character of Roger Chillingworth in The Scarlet Letter from eNotes.