Gone with the Wind Chapters 48-50 Questions and Answers

Margaret Mitchell

Chapters 48-50 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. What do Rhett and Scarlett do on their honeymoon?

2. Back in Atlanta again, where do Rhett and Scarlett stay?

3. What does The Ladies’ Sewing Circle for the Widows and Orphans of the Confederacy discuss?

4. About what does Rhett try to warn Scarlett?

5. Why isn’t Scarlett’s “crush” a success?

6. Why is Scarlett cast out by the Old Guard?

7. How does Melanie fear she’s offended Scarlett?

8. Why does Scarlett want an abortion?

9. Why is Wade afraid during the birth of the new baby?

10. When does Mammy begin to develop respect for Rhett?

Answers
1. Rhett and Scarlett have fun on their honeymoon in New Orleans.

2. Rhett and Scarlett stay in the bridal suite of the National Hotel when they return from their honeymoon in New Orleans. Rhett has decided to have a large house built for them near Pittypat’s.

3. The Ladies’ Sewing Circle for the Widows and Orphans of the Confederacy discusses whether or not to call on Scarlett.

4. Rhett tries to warn Scarlett about her present actions undermining her future.

5. Scarlett’s “crush,” or combination reception-ball, is not a success because she invites Governor Bullock. Her Old Guard friends hear a rumor to this effect two days before the party and decline her invitations.

6. Once Scarlett invites Bullock to her crush, the Old Guard (except for the select few named in the answer above) refuse to have any dealings with her.

7. When Scarlett explodes at Melly for leaving the party early the night before, Melly tells her she had not believed the rumor that Bullock would be there and so attended. Scarlett angrily proclaims it an insult for Melly to have even considered not coming.

8. Scarlett wants an abortion when she discovers she is pregnant with Rhett’s child.

9. After being packed off to Pittypat’s along with his baby sister, seven-year-old Wade is terrified his mother will die because he is told she is sick.

10. Mammy begins to develop respect for Rhett when she sees his delight at the birth of his daughter.