Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter Quiz

Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter Quiz

Created 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. 

  • Question 1

    What skill brings Hester renown?

  • Question 2

    Why was Hester originally in New England alone?

  • Question 3

    Hester says that ____________ fathered her daughter.

  • Question 4

    Hester imagines that the letter has given her the power to:

  • Question 5

    True or False: Hester is free to leave but chooses to stay

  • Question 6

    Why didn't Hester receive the death penalty for adultery?

  • Question 7

    After she is released, for how many hours is Hester publicly humiliated on the scaffold?

  • Question 8

    Hester names her daughter "Pearl" because

  • Question 9

    What is the only beautiful thing outside of Hester's prison?

  • Question 10

    Hester says that ______________ can never be good.

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