The Scarlet Letter Chapter 17 Quiz

An awkward meeting between Hester and Dimmesdale takes place. Do you recall Dimmesdale's confession and what he says he longs for? Be certain you recall these details and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 17 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  1. What does Hester say can never be good?

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  2. What deception does Hester admit to Dimmesdale that she has allowed?

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  3. For what does Dimmesdale wish?

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  4. True or False: Hester and Dimmesdale both say they have found peace

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  5. While Dimmesdale acknowledges his and Hester's sin, why does he say theirs is less severe than Chillingworth's sin?

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