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Wuthering Heights

by Emily Brontë

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Chapters 10–12 Questions and Answers

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Quiz Questions:

  1. How has Heathcliff changed in the three years he has been gone?
  2. How does Catherine react to Heathcliff’s reappearance?
  3. Why has Hindley invited Heathcliff to stay at Wuthering Heights?
  4. What does Catherine do to embarrass Isabella?
  5. Why is Heathcliff interested in Isabella?
  6. How has Hareton changed since Nelly last saw him?
  7. Why does Catherine lock the door and throw the key into the fire?
  8. Why doesn’t Nelly say anything about Catherine’s deteriorating condition to Edgar?
  9. What is Edgar’s reaction when he finally sees Catherine?
  10. What does Isabella do at the end of Chapter 12?

Quiz Answers:

  1. When Heathcliff reappears, he looks and behaves like a gentleman, having apparently acquired a fortune during his three years away.
  2. Catherine is overjoyed to see Heathcliff, though she chastises him for leaving her in the first place.
  3. Hindley has lost most of his money and, knowing that Heathcliff is quite wealthy, hopes to win money off him by gambling.
  4. Catherine tells Heathcliff about Isabella’s infatuation with him in front of Isabella.
  5. Heathcliff is interested in Isabella because she is the heir to Edgar’s estate.
  6. Hareton is now rude and mistrustful and swears at Nelly when she approaches him.
  7. Catherine wants Edgar to fight Heathcliff one-on-one.
  8. Nelly thinks Catherine is merely faking being ill for attention, and Nelly doesn’t want to indulge her.
  9. Edgar is furious when he sees how sick Catherine is and tells Nelly that he will fire her if she ever lies like that again.
  10. Isabella elopes with Heathcliff.

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