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

    Why was Hester originally in New England alone?

  • Question 2

    Hester says that ______________ can never be good.

  • Question 3

    Hester names her daughter "Pearl" because

  • Question 4

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

  • Question 5

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

  • Question 6

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

  • Question 7

    What skill brings Hester renown?

  • Question 8

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

  • Question 9

    Hester says that ____________ fathered her daughter.

  • Question 10

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

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