Cumulative Questions
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100

The definition of logos, pathos, and ethos.
What is logic, emotion, and ethics/credibility?

100

Meaning changes from "adulterer" to "able."
What is the scarlet letter?

100

How does Hester support herself and Pearl?
By sewing and embroidering garments.

100

The city in which the story takes place.
What is Boston?

100

Why did Hester get to keep Pearl?
Dimmesdale argued for her and won.

200

The three common themes of Native American myths.
Interconnectedness, life is cyclical, reverence for nature.

200

Cost the dearest price.
Who is Pearl?

200

Hester keeps two secrets. What are they?
The identify of her lover and the identity of her husband.

200

In what century is the story set?
The seventeenth century (1600s).

200

What does Hester tell Chillingworth when she meets him on the beach?
She is breaking her promise to him and revealing his identity to Dimmesdale.

300

Two definitions of "crucible."
What is a container for heating substances and a severe test or trial?

300

Typically associated with evil things, places, and people.
What is darkness?

300

Pearl says she has no heavenly father. Where, then, did she come from?
She says she was plucked from the wild rose bush outside the prison door.

300

Where is Chillingworth during the two years Hester resides in the settlement alone?
He was detained by Native Americans in the south.

300

How does Pearl acknowledge Dimmesdale as her father at his death?
She cries and kisses him.

400

Author of The Scarlet Letter.
Who is Nathaniel Hawthorne?

400

A place for truth.
What is the scaffold?

400

Dimmesdale attempts to atone for his sins by doing what? (Three things)
He fasts, keeps vigils, and whips himself.

400

Where do Hester and Chillingworth live before coming to America?
Amsterdam.

400

How does Chillingworth discover Dimmesdale is the father?
After a long time of suspicion, he finds a scarlet "A" on Dimmesdale's chest (probably).

500

Author of The Crucible.
Who is Arthur Miller?

500

Truth, happiness, goodness, or love--take your pick.
What is sunshine?

500

What happens to Pearl in the end?
She marries and lives happily in Europe.

500

Where does Hester go following the death of Dimmesdale?
We don't know!

500

What happened to Chillingworth?
He dies within a year of Dimmesdale and leaves all of his money to Pearl.