The Scarlet Pimpernel Chapter 5 Quiz

In chapter 5, aptly named 'Marguerite,' we are introduced to Lady Blakeney, wife to Sir Percy Blakeney and a central figure in this novel.

  1. "Suzanne, I forbid you to speak to that woman," said the Comtesse, sternly, as she placed a restraining hand upon her daughter's arm.' The Comtesse spoke this in English, rather than French. Why did this make Lord Tony and Sir Andrew so uncomfortable?

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  2. 'The voice was low and musical, with a slight sing-song in it, a faint soupcon of foreign intonation in the pronunciation of the consonants.' Whose voice was this and what does soupcon mean?

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  3. What was the effect of the 'wistful, almost pathetic and child-like look' which 'stole into Lady Blakeney's eyes' on Suzanne?

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  4. The laugh which accompanied Marguerite's mimicry of the Comtesse's words was 'a trifled forced and hard.' These words are an example of

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  5. Why did Lord Tony and Sir Andrew watch the entire scene of Lady Blakeney meeting Suzanne and the Comtesse with apprehension?

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  6. Who does the Comtesse not want to see?

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  7. Why was Suzanne reluctant to follow after the example of her mother in leaving the presence of Lady Blakeney?

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