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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
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This workbook features the popular 1847 English novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Bronte is, of course, one of the famous Bronte sisters, known for their brilliant writing. Jane Eyre features a heroine who is steadfast in many ways. Despite the cruel treatment she receives from the relatives who have raised her, and later from a harsh schoolmaster masquerading as a religious man, she retains her faith in God. When she falls in love, despite the many impediments to this relationship, she remains true. Jane Eyre is one of the most popular novels in the English language. It is a staple of the reading lists of high school students. Click here to print. This workbook is 353 pages in length. The answer key is below.
 
 

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - Free Printable PDF eBook with questions.Excerpt:

There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. We had been wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning; but since dinner (Mrs. Reed, when there was no company, dined early) the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so sombre, and a rain so penetrating, that further out-door exercise was now out of the question.

I was glad of it: I never liked long walks, especially on chilly afternoons: dreadful to me was the coming home in the raw twilight, with nipped fingers and toes, and a heart saddened by the chidings of Bessie, the nurse, and humbled by the consciousness of my physical inferiority to Eliza, John, and Georgiana Reed.
The said Eliza, John, and Georgiana were now clustered round their mama in the drawing-room: she lay reclined on a sofa by the fireside, and with her darlings about her (for the time neither quarrelling nor crying) looked perfectly happy. Me, she had dispensed from joining the group; saying, “She regretted to be under the necessity of keeping me at a distance; but that until she heard from Bessie, and could discover by her own observation, that I was endeavouring in good earnest to acquire a more sociable and childlike disposition, a more attractive and sprightly manner—something lighter, franker, more natural, as it were—she really must exclude me from privileges intended only for contented, happy, little children.”

“What does Bessie say I have done?” I asked.

“Jane, I don't like cavillers or questioners; besides, there is something truly forbidding in a child taking up her elders in that manner. Be seated somewhere; and until you can speak pleasantly, remain silent.”

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ANSWER KEY:
Chapter 1
- 1. C - speak pleasantly 2. Bewick's History of British Birds 3. B - False 4. Fighting with John Reed 5. Answers will vary
Chapter 2 - 6. Jane does nothing for her keep 7. Diverse parchments, her jewel-casket, and a miniature of her deceased husband 8. Gateshead Hall 9. She thinks she sees a ghost
Chapter 3 - 10. Mr. Lloyd, an apothecary 11. A tart 12. "In the Days When We Went Gipsying, a Long Time Ago" 13. A - True 14. She thinks that Jane is ugly 15. Answers will vary
Chapter 4 - 16. Jane sleeps in a small closet, eats alone, and stays in the nursery all day 17. B - False 18. Eliza 19. Mr. Brocklehurst 20. Lowood 21. Answers will vary
Chapter 5 - 22. January 19 23. C - 50 24. Burnt porridge 25. Maria Temple 26. Bread and cheese 27. Mr. Brocklehurst's mother, who founded Lowood 28. A small mug of coffee and half-a-slice of brown bread
Chapter 6 - 29. The water in the pitchers was frozen 30. B - False
31. Charles I 32. Answers will vary
Chapter 7 - 33. B - False 34. The girls need to learn to accept disappointment and hardship, etc. 35. Julia Severn 36. She drops and breaks her slate
Chapter 8 - 37. Miss Temple's 38. Mr. Lloyd
Chapter 9 - 39. Typhus 40. Consumption (tuberculosis) 41. Helen Burns
Chapter 10 - 42. B - False 43. Rev. Mr. Nasmyth 44. B - liberty 45. She wants a private teaching job 46. Mrs. Fairfax 47. Bessie 48. Millcote
Chapter 11 - 49. John 50. Adela (Adele) Varens 51. B - False 52. Mr. Rochester 53. French 54. Grace Poole
Chapter 12 - 55. Hay 56. Pilot 57. Mr. Rochester
Chapter 13 - 58. A - True 59. Nine years 60. His father (Old Mr. Rochester) and brother (Rowland Rochester)
Chapter 14 - 61. Mrs. Fairfax 62. 30 pounds 63. Answers will vary
Chapter 15 - 64. Celine Varens, a French opera-dancer 65. Mr. Rochester 66. Mr. Rochester's 67. Grace Poole
Chapter 16 - 68. Grace Poole 69. Blanche Ingram 70. B - Edward Rochester 71. She paints portraits of herself and Blanche Ingram for comparison
Chapter 17 - 72. Mr. Rochester is returning with guests 73. Her silver-grey dress and pearl brooch 74. The ladies remark upon having generally disliked their governesses
Chapter 18 - 75. Mr. Mason 76. Answers will vary 77. The fortune-teller knows intimate details about their lives
Chapter 19 - 78. Answers will vary 79. Edward Rochester
Chapter 20 - 80. They hear a scream 81. Mr. Mason's
Chapter 21 - 82. A child 83. Robert Leaven 84. John Reed 85. E - No one
Chapter 22 - 86. Eliza becomes a nun and Georgiana marries a wealthy man 87. No preparations are being made; Edward and Blanche never see one another
Chapter 23 - 88. Rochester encounters Jane in the garden, where he tells her he is securing a new position for her in Ireland 89. Answers will vary
Chapter 24 - 90. He believed that jealousy would make Jane fall in love with him 91. B - False 92. Answers will vary
Chapter 25 - 93. A strange woman enters Jane's room and rips it into two pieces 94. Adele and Sophie
Chapter 26 - 95. Mr. Rochester has a wife who is still living, Bertha Mason 96. Marriage to two people at the same time 97. Mr. Eyre, Jane's uncle
Chapter 27 - 98. His father and brother contrived the marriage so that Edward would be wealthy 99. Answers will vary
Chapter 28 - 100. D - Whitcross 101. Diana, Mary, and St. John 102. Jane Elliott
Chapter 29 - 103. Jane helps Hannah to prepare food, and the two are on friendly terms 104. He is handsome in appearance and very direct in speech
Chapter 30 - 105. Teacher of a parish school for girls 106. News of their uncle's death and bequest
Chapter 31 - 107. They are poor and generally uneducated 108. Miss Oliver 109. Answers will vary
Chapter 32 - 110. A - True 111. Rosamond Oliver's 112. She has no interest in missionary work
Chapter 33 - 113. Her uncle has left her his fortune 114. Their mother and Jane's father were siblings
Chapter 34 115. Hindustani 116. They are not in love
Chapter 35 - 117. Hell 118. Edward
Chapter 36 - 119. Destroyed by fire 120. She jumped off the roof of Thornfield 121. Ferndean
Chapter 37 - 122. Missing one eye and blind in the other; missing a hand; shaggy hair 123. Answers will vary
Chapter 38 - 124. Jane puts her into a better school; she grows into a nice young lady 125. He regains much of his sight
 
 
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