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Wuthering Heights

by Emily Brontë

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Chapters 15–17 Questions and Answers

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Quiz Questions:

  1. What happens when Heathcliff visits Catherine?
  2. Why does Heathcliff not forgive Catherine?
  3. Why doesn’t Heathcliff leave before Edgar arrives?
  4. What happens to Catherine after her meeting with Heathcliff?
  5. What does Heathcliff say to Nelly about Catherine’s death?
  6. What does Heathcliff do when he is allowed to see Catherine’s body one last time?
  7. Why does Heathcliff attack Isabella?
  8. What happens to Isabella after she leaves Thrushcross Grange?
  9. What does Nelly discover about Wuthering Heights after Hindley’s death?
  10. Why is Edgar not able to take Hareton in after Hindley dies?

Quiz Answers:

  1. Heathcliff and Catherine passionately embrace and argue.
  2. Heathcliff says he cannot forgive what Catherine has done to herself.
  3. Catherine won’t let Heathcliff go and faints just as Edgar enters the room.
  4. Catherine wakes up but does not recognize anyone. She dies later that night after giving birth to a daughter.
  5. Heathcliff says that he hopes Catherine is forced to haunt him until he dies.
  6. Heathcliff takes the lock of Edgar’s hair out of Catherine’s locket and replaces it with one of his own.
  7. Heathcliff attacks Isabella after she provokes him by saying that he was the cause of Catherine’s death.
  8. Isabella moves near London and gives birth to a son, Linton Heathcliff. She dies when Linton is only twelve.
  9. After Hindley’s death, Nelly discovers that Wuthering Heights has been mortgaged to Heathcliff, who is now the de facto owner.
  10. When Edgar tries to take Hareton, Heathcliff threatens to take Linton away from Isabella.

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