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The Story of an Hour

by Kate Chopin
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The Story of an Hour Overview Quiz

Louise Mallard suffers from a heart condition, both literally and metaphorically. Be sure you recall what troubles the woman and what happens in her one solitary hour by taking the eNotes Overview quiz for "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin here. 

  1. What happens to Louise when Mr. Mallard suddenly returns?

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  2. What has actually happened to Mr. Mallard?

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  3. What tragedy is thought to have befallen Mr. Mallard?

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  4. How does Louise Mallard initially react when she hears the bad news about her husband?

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  5. Where does Louise go upon hearing the news of her husband?

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