Ethan Frome Overview Quiz

How much do you know about this novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton? Take the Ethan Frome Overview quiz from eNotes to find out. Contains ten questions about the intriguing Frome household.

  1. What does Ethan see that makes him simultaneously about being trapped, about stability, and about the future?

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  2. What does Ethan like to do best with Mattie?

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  3. What activity does Ethan suggest they try together for fun?

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  4. What interrupts Ethan's attempts to connect with Mattie as she does her needlework?

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  5. How did Ethan meet Zeena?

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  6. Why is Mattie so concerned about Zeena's anger over a broken pickle dish?

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  7. What did Ethan study before his father's death forced him to leave school?

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  8. What is Ethan's worst fear about Zeena's trip to the new doctor?

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  9. What lie does Ethan tell Zeena when she is preparing to leave for a trip out-of-town that he immediately regrets?

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  10. Why has Mattie come to live with Zeena and Ethan?

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