Chapter 1 Questions and Answers
1. How does Lockwood describe the Yorkshire section of England?
2. What makes Lockwood enter the gate, despite Heathcliff’s rudeness?
3. Whose name does Lockwood see carved into the threshold, and why can’t he ask about it?
4. What does Lockwood’s instinct tell him about Heathcliff’s reserved manner?
5. Why does Heathcliff leave Lockwood alone with his dogs?
6. What does Lockwood do to cause the dog to attack him?
7. How do Joseph and Heathcliff react to Lockwood’s cry for help?
8. What reasons does Lockwood give for deciding not to make a further issue about his attack?
9. What final impression does Heathcliff have of Lockwood?
10. Does Lockwood give a reason for wanting to visit again?
1. Lockwood describes Yorkshire as a beautiful country, completely isolated, and “a perfect misanthropist’s heaven.”
2. Lockwood was interested in a man who was even less friendly than himself.
3. Lockwood sees the name Hareton Earnshaw, but can’t ask about it because of Heathcliff’s impatience.
4. Heathcliff’s reserve believes Lockwood is a result of an aversion to showy displays of feeling.
5. Heathcliff has gone to find Joseph, who has not responded to his call.
6. Lockwood winked and made faces at the dogs, which caused one of them to break into a fury and attack.
7. Joseph and Heathcliff make no effort to come to Lockwood’s aid.
8. Lockwood sees it would be foolish to sulk just because of some dogs, but mainly, he does not want Heathcliff to be amused by him being upset.
9. Lockwood sees that Heathcliff is very intelligent.
10. No. Lockwood merely says that he will return despite Heathcliff’s obvious reluctance. Lockwood is clearly fascinated by a man less sociable than he.