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Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome


by Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome: Frome Out of Nowhere True or False

1. When did Ethan and the nameless engineer strike up a friendship? -> In high school
2. How far do we go back in time to learn about Ethan’s life? -> 24 years
3. Why is Ethan upset when he sees someone dancing with his wife’s cousin? -> Because he is in love with her
4. What do Ethan and Mattie make tentative plans to do? -> Move somewhere warm enough that none of these are an option
5. What is missing when Ethan and Mattie return home? -> Ethan’s horse
6. Why does Zeena say that she is leaving? -> Because she is going to see a doctor
7. Who breaks Zeena’s favorite dish? -> Zeena
8. What does Ethan briefly consider doing when Zeena announces she is kicking Mattie out of the house? -> Running away with Mattie
9. What does Maggie suggest to Ethan? -> That they kill themselves
10. Once we go back to present day, what condition do we find that Mattie has? -> Lung cancer