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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. How did Ethan meet Zeena?

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

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

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