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Jane Eyre - Context
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Jane Eyre - Context

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What does Spanish-town, Jamaica, have in common with India, where St John Rivers carries out his missionary work?
Charlotte Brontë traveled widely, including to both of these places
Charlotte Brontë had uncles living in both places
Both places were part of the British Empire
The two places have nothing in common
The men of Jane Eyre travel to the outposts of the British Empire: Rochester marries in Jamaica and St John aims to produce new Christians through conversion in India
What was the profession of Charlotte Brontë's father?
Her father shares this profession with St John Rivers, who is also responsible for parish life on the Yorkshire moors. St John admits to the ambitions and difficulties underlying his choice of profession
How are the Yorkshire Moors depicted in the novel?
As a gentle, nurturing environment
As a harsh environment, both in physical and social terms
As a civilized, cultivated environment
As a gentle environment inhabited by harsh people
Jane is repeatedly turned away when driven to ask for help and nearly dies from exposure, yet the Moors are also where she finds unexpected hope by stumbling across the home of the Rivers siblings
Where did Charlotte Brontë live during the time when she wrote Jane Eyre?
The Brontë home was in Haworth, Yorkshire
Charlotte Brontë spent some time working as which of the following?
Charlotte Brontë taught English at a school in Brussels for a short while
In which era was Jane Eyre written?
The Elizabethan
The Georgian
The Regency
The Victorian
Queen Victoria ruled Britain through most of the nineteenth century
Jane Eyre was first published under which name?
George Eliot
"A Lady"
Currer Bell
Charlotte Brontë
Charlotte Brontë, like some other female authors of her era, published under a male pseudonym. Her sister Emily published Wuthering Heights under the name Ellis Bell; their sister Anne used the name Acton Bell
Inheritance plays an important role in Jane Eyre. Which of the following events relies on the rules of inheritance?
The Rivers family do not inherit money which they had expected
Rochester has not long owned Thornfield Hall
Jane becomes an "independent" woman
All of the above
As a younger son, Rochester had not expected to inherit Thornfield. When Jane's uncle learns of her existence, he leaves her his fortune, thereby disappointing the Rivers family who might have inherited some of his money. Jane, of course, rectifies the situation by sharing her inheritance with her new-found cousins
Where was Charlotte sent with her sisters after her mother died?
To a workhouse
To be cared for by her unkind aunt in the north of England
The Clergy Daughters' School
To a convent
Jane's time at Lowood School was inspired by this early educational experience. Two of Charlotte Brontë's sisters died after becoming seriously ill at the school
When was Jane Eyre first published?
Jane Eyre was first published in October 1847
Author:  Sheri Smith

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