The Scarlet Pimpernel is set after the French Revolution during a period known as the Reign of Terror, a time of what?
A. that continued for about three months and was quickly eclipsed by Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise to power.
B. when France’s old social order was overturned and the revolution’s ideals were undermined.
C. when those in power decreed that the ideals of the revolution were to be forever honored.
D. during which most French citizens demanded that England aid them in bringing down the new republican government.
From the start of the novel, the Scarlet Pimpernel is characterized by his..
A. devotion to the French peasantry.
B. unusual sense of humor.
C. incredible physical strength.
D. daring and cunning nature.
What motivates the Comtesse de Tournay’s dislike of Lady Blakeney and causes her to insult the Lady at the Fisherman’s Rest?
Lady Blakeney agrees to help Chauvelin unmask and arrest the Scarlet Pimpernel so that (Points : 3)
she can prove her loyalty to France.
she can repay a favor that he once did for her.
her husband will remain safely in France.
she can protect her brother, whom Chauvelin knows is working with the Scarlet Pimpernel.
6. In the novel’s early chapters, Baroness Orczy continually characterizes Sir Percy with words such as “inane,” “foppish,” and “lazy,” so that readers
form a negative opinion of Sir Percy’s nature.
suspect that Sir Percy and Chauvelin are working together.
predict that Lady Blakeney will fall in love with her husband again.
doubt that Chauvelin is as wicked as he seems to be.
7. Why is Chauvelin often compared to a ferret or a fox?
He is the hunted, not the hunter.
He is tricky and deceitful.
He is quick and hard to catch.
He is handsome and brave.
8. Because Chauvelin does not tell Lady Blakeney, as they leave Lord Grenville’s ball, what he has discovered by pretending to be asleep in the dining room?
the two characters must face and solve a new set of problems.
readers can tell that the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel will remain unknown.
the conflict between the two characters is resolved in a satisfying and believable fashion.
the plot’s tension increases, keeping Lady Blakeney and readers in suspense.
9. After their return from Lord Grenville's ball, Lady Blakeney and Sir Percy have a discussion at their estate in Richmond. During and after this discussion, Sir Percy
demonstrates that he no longer has any feelings for Lady Blakeney, whom he once loved so dearly.
is depicted in a far more positive and sympathetic way than at any earlier point in the novel.
accuses Lady Blakeney of being a traitor for the help that she has given to Chauvelin that night.
admits to Lady Blakeney that he knows the secret identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel.
10. Why does Lady Blakeney decide to go to France to reach her husband?
She realizes that Chauvelin will hurt Armand St. Just if Sir Percy goes to France.
She realizes that Sir Percy is the Scarlet Pimpernel, he is in danger, and she loves him.
She realizes that Armand St. Just is no longer in danger, and Sir Percy does not need to help him.
She realizes that Sir Andrew Ffoulkes is a traitor, and he has betrayed the Scarlet Pimpernel.
11. The descriptions of the people in France and their lives suggest that the country is a place of
greed, vanity, and splendor.
optimism, loyalty, and love.
liberty, equality, and fraternity
risk, sorrow, and suspicion.
12. Mr. Jellyband, an English commoner, is __________, but M. Brogard, a French commoner, is __________.
large and powerful; little and weak
courteous and caring; impolite and offensive
tricky and untrustworthy; silly and high-spirited
nosey and unwise; decent and gracious
13. The fact that Chauvelin, the novel's villain, is disguised as a parish priest when he arrives at the Chat Gris is
14. Sir Percy escapes the Chat Gris and Chauvelin
taking refuge in Père Blanchard’s hut.
masquerading as Benjamin Rosenbaum.
taking the ship to England immediately.
hiding with Sir Andrew Ffoulkes and Lady Blakeney.
15. Sir Percy defeats Chauvelin’s wicked plot by
outpacing his opponent.
outdueling his opponent.
outsmarting his opponent.
overpowering his opponent.