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Wuthering Heights

by Emily Brontë

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Chapters 18–21 Questions and Answers

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Quiz Questions:

  1. What is young Cathy’s personality like?
  2. Where does Cathy want to go?
  3. What steps has Edgar taken to protect Cathy?
  4. Why is Cathy upset to learn that Hareton is her cousin?
  5. Why is Nelly frustrated when Cathy mentions Linton at Wuthering Heights?
  6. Why can’t Edgar prevent Heathcliff from taking Linton away?
  7. What does Nelly tell Linton in order to persuade him to come to Wuthering Heights?
  8. What is Heathcliff’s plan for Cathy and Linton?
  9. Why is Hareton the perfect person for Heathcliff’s revenge?
  10. What does Nelly catch Cathy doing after their second visit to Wuthering Heights?

Quiz Answers:

  1. Cathy is passionate, kind, and gentle. Unfortunately, her sheltered life at Thrushcross Grange has also made her somewhat naive and spoiled.
  2. Cathy constantly begs to be allowed to visit Penistone Crags, which she can see from her window.
  3. Edgar does not allow Cathy to leave the grounds and has told her nothing of Heathcliff or Wuthering Heights.
  4. Cathy is horrified to imagine that someone as coarse and unrefined as Hareton is related to her.
  5. Nelly knows that everything Cathy says will get back to Heathcliff, including the fact that Linton (Heathcliff’s son) is returning to the area.
  6. As Linton is Heathcliff’s son, Edgar has no legal claim to him.
  7. Nelly lies and says that Linton has never met Heathcliff because circumstance prevented Isabella and Heathcliff from living together.
  8. Heathcliff admits that he wants Cathy and Linton to marry.
  9. Hareton is perfect for Heathcliff’s revenge because, like young Heathcliff, he has admirable qualities which are not being realized.
  10. Nelly finds out that Cathy and Linton have secretly been exchanging love letters.

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