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The Birthmark

The Birthmark


by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Birthmark: And While We’re At It, How About Getting a Nose Job? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Birthmark? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What did Aylmer do in his dream?

He tried to surgically remove Georgiana’s birthmark
He watched television and then went to bed. Even his subconscious was pretty boring.
He tried to kill Georgiana
He covered her face with a chemical that burned off the birthmark
He wrapped Georgiana from head to toe in bandages
Q. In the dream, how deep did the birthmark go?

Just below the skin
To her brain
To her heart
All the way to China
Q. What does Georgiana tell Aylmer after he relates his dream to her?

She tells him that she is going to kill herself
She tells him that he is a terrible husband
She tells him that that’s funny - she just had a dream where she divorced him and took all his money
She tells him that she wants him to remove the birthmark
Q. Who is Aminadab?

Georgiana’s birthmark. She decided to name it, since they were spending so much time together.
Georgiana’s lawyer
Aylmer’s assistant
An undertaker
Q. How does Georgiana die?

She bleeds out after trying to cut off her birthmark
She dies from being perfect
She stabs herself in the chest
Her birthmark sneaks up on her in the middle of the night and conks her over the head with a baseball bat