The Scarlet Letter Chapter 12 Quiz

Dimmesdale has a plan. He has been thinking about it for some time and decides the moment has arrived. Do you remember what his plan involves and why he has decided the time is right? Be sure you recall these details and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 12 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  1. What does Dimmesdale do when he climbs up on the scaffold in the dead of night?

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  2. What is Hester sewing for Governor Winthrop?

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  3. From the scaffold, who does Dimmesdale see carrying a lantern?

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  4. What natural phenomenon do Dimmesdale, Hester, and Pearl all observe together?

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  5. What does Dimmesdale fear will happen while he is on the scaffold?

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