The Scarlet Letter Chapter 2 Quiz

After her ordeal on the scaffold, followed by her imprisonment, Hester has one more humiliation to endure. Be sure you understand the sentence, Hester's reaction, and more by taking the quiz over Chapter 2 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne from eNotes.

  1. How long had Hester spent in prison prior to her release?

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  2. Which of the following is NOT heard from the women in the crowd regarding Hester's punishment?

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  3. How long must Hester endure public humiliation on the scaffold?

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  4. True or False: No one in the crowd suggests mercy or pity for Hester

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  5. What was the basis for Hester's marriage?

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