Chapters 1–2 Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions:

  1. Why does Mr. Lockwood go to Wuthering Heights?
  2. What happened to Lockwood the previous summer?
  3. How does Lockwood describe himself?
  4. How would you describe Heathcliff?
  5. How does Heathcliff react to Lockwood’s intrusion?
  6. Why do the dogs attack Lockwood?
  7. What prompts Lockwood to leave his house the next day?
  8. Who does the young lady sitting by the fire turn out to be?
  9. Who is the rough-looking young man?
  10. Why can’t Lockwood leave Wuthering Heights?

Quiz Answers:

  1. Mr. Lockwood has just begun renting Thrushcross Grange and goes to meet his landlord, Heathcliff, who lives at Wuthering Heights.
  2. Lockwood accidentally led a young woman to believe that he was interested in her and then treated her indifferently, giving people the impression that he is heartless.
  3. Lockwood believes that he is a loner and somewhat of a misanthrope, though his behavior suggests otherwise.
  4. Heathcliff has a dark complexion and is handsome, though he has a morose expression. He is very gruff and rude to Lockwood and the inhabitants of Wuthering Heights.
  5. Heathcliff is clearly displeased by Lockwood’s intrusion as he, unlike Lockwood, is a true misanthrope.
  6. Lockwood winks and makes faces at the dogs, which leads them to attack him.
  7. Lockwood almost decides to stay home until a maid begins messily cleaning out the fireplace.
  8. The young woman at Wuthering Heights turns out to be Heathcliff’s daughter-in-law.
  9. The hostile young man introduces himself as Hareton Earnshaw.
  10. Lockwood is prevented from leaving Wuthering Heights by a snowstorm.

Chapters 3–5 Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions:

  1. Who owns the diary that Lockwood reads?
  2. Why does Lockwood reach out the window?
  3. What happens to Lockwood’s hand?
  4. After he leaves the room, what does Lockwood see Heathcliff do?
  5. Why does Nelly Dean know so much about Wuthering Heights?
  6. How did Heathcliff come to Wuthering Heights?
  7. How did Mr. Earnshaw treat Heathcliff?
  8. What was Cathy’s relationship with Heathcliff like?
  9. What was Hindley’s relationship with Heathcliff like?
  10. How did Joseph influence Mr. Earnshaw?

Quiz Answers:

  1. The diary belongs to Catherine Earnshaw.
  2. Lockwood keeps being awoken by the tapping sound of a tree branch on the window and finally gets frustrated enough to try to grab the branch.
  3. Lockwood tries to grab the branch but instead makes contact with the cold hand of Catherine’s ghost.
  4. Lockwood sees Heathcliff fling open the window and call out desperately to Catherine’s ghost, begging her to return.
  5. Nelly Dean knows a lot about the inhabitants of Wuthering Heights because she grew up as a servant there along with Heathcliff and the Earnshaw children.
  6. Heathcliff was brought to Wuthering Heights as a child after Mr. Earnshaw saw him living on the streets of Liverpool and took pity on him.
  7. Mr. Earnshaw showed great favoritism toward Heathcliff and clearly loved him more than his own children.
  8. Though Cathy was initially mean to Heathcliff, they quickly grew to be best friends.
  9. Hindley was extremely jealous of Heathcliff’s relationship with Mr. Earnshaw and grew to hate Heathcliff, often physically hurting him.
  10. Joseph uses his influence over Mr. Earnshaw to persuade him that Catherine and Hindley are wicked children.


Chapters 6–7 Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions:

  1. Why does Nelly suspect Hindley kept his new wife a secret from Mr. Earnshaw?
  2. How does Hindley treat Heathcliff after returning to Wuthering Heights?
  3. Why does Catherine stay with the Lintons after she and Heathcliff are caught spying on them?
  4. How does Catherine change during her time at Thrushcross Grange?
  5. What does Catherine say that offends Heathcliff?
  6. What does Nelly suggest Heathcliff imagine about his origins?
  7. Why does Heathcliff get so upset with Edgar Linton?
  8. What does Heathcliff do in response to Edgar’s comment?
  9. How does Catherine react to the conflict between Heathcliff and Edgar?
  10. Who does Heathcliff swear to get revenge on?

Quiz Answers:

  1. Nelly suspects that Frances probably has neither money nor connections, and Hindley was afraid Mr. Earnshaw wouldn’t approve of the marriage.
  2. Hindley demotes Heathcliff, forcing him to become a servant at the house.
  3. The Lintons keep Catherine because they recognize her as a member of the gentry and want to tend her ankle.
  4. Catherine becomes much more ladylike, both in manners and appearance.
  5. Catherine calls Heathcliff dirty and unfavorably compares him to Edgar and Isabella Linton.
  6. Nelly tells Heathcliff that, were she in his position, she would imagine that she was long lost royalty.
  7. Edgar Linton makes a comment about Heathcliff’s hair looking silly.
  8. Heathcliff throws hot applesauce at Edgar.
  9. Catherine blames Edgar for getting Heathcliff in trouble.
  10. Heathcliff swears to get revenge on Hindley.


Chapters 8–9 Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions:

  1. What does the doctor say about Frances’s health?
  2. What is Hindley’s reaction to the doctor’s news?
  3. What happens to Hindley after Frances’s death?
  4. What happens to Frances’s baby?
  5. Why is Catherine upset that Heathcliff is taking the day off?
  6. Why does Catherine claim that she doesn’t want to spend time with Heathcliff?
  7. What does Catherine do to Edgar?
  8. What does Edgar do later that night?
  9. Why is Catherine conflicted about accepting Edgar’s proposal?
  10. Why does Heathcliff run away?

Quiz Answers:

  1. The doctor says that Frances is ill and will soon die.
  2. Hindley refuses to believe the doctor and insists that Frances is getting better.
  3. Hindley becomes a violent drunk and terrorizes the whole household.
  4. Her son, named Hareton, is put into Nelly’s care.
  5. Catherine knows Edgar will be stopping by and dreads another encounter between him and Heathcliff.
  6. She tells Heathcliff that his lack of education makes him a boring companion.
  7. Catherine instinctively slaps Edgar.
  8. Edgar proposes to Catherine.
  9. Catherine loves Heathcliff, but she feels that she cannot marry him.
  10. Heathcliff only overhears Catherine say that she cannot marry him, and he leaves before she explains her true feelings.

Chapters 10–12 Questions and Answers

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...

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Chapters 13–14 Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions:

  1. How has Catherine changed since her illness?
  2. Why is Catherine’s pregnancy especially significant?
  3. What does Hindley tell Isabella on her first night at Wuthering Heights?
  4. In her letter, what does Isabella ask Nelly to do?
  5. What is Edgar’s response to Isabella’s unhappiness?
  6. What defense...

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Chapters 15–17 Questions and Answers

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...

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Chapters 18–21 Questions and Answers

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...

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Chapters 22–25 Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions:

  1. Why does Cathy get stuck on the wrong side of the wall?
  2. What does Heathcliff tell Cathy about Linton?
  3. What does Cathy admit to Nelly when they return home?
  4. What does Cathy do when both Nelly and Edgar are bedridden?
  5. Why does Cathy laugh at Hareton?
  6. How does Hareton punish Cathy and Linton...

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Chapters 26–28 Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions:

  1. Why are Cathy and Nelly shocked by Linton’s condition?
  2. How does Linton react when Cathy and Nelly try to leave?
  3. Why do Cathy and Nelly not reveal Linton’s condition to Edgar?
  4. Why is Edgar happy to think Cathy will end up with Linton?
  5. What does Linton admit to Cathy about their visits?

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Chapters 29–31 Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions:

  1. Why does Heathcliff want Cathy to leave Thrushcross Grange?
  2. What does Heathcliff confess to Nelly while Cathy is packing upstairs?
  3. What is Nelly’s reaction to Heathcliff’s confession?
  4. How does Nelly hear about Cathy’s exploits at Wuthering Heights?
  5. What is Cathy forced to do when she arrives at Wuthering Heights?

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Chapters 32–33 Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions:

  1. Why is Lockwood in the area?
  2. Why can Lockwood still stay at Thrushcross Grange even though he moved away?
  3. Where is Nelly Dean?
  4. What does Lockwood notice about the outside of Wuthering Heights?
  5. What does Nelly tell Lockwood when he says he is looking for Heathcliff?
  6. Why did Heathcliff summon...

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Chapter 34 Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions:

  1. How do Heathcliff’s eating habits change?
  2. Where does Heathcliff go one night?
  3. How is Heathcliff changed after his night outside?
  4. What can Heathcliff be heard doing in his room at night?
  5. What does Nelly advise Heathcliff to do?
  6. How does Nelly sense something is amiss the morning she...

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