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The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables


by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House of the Seven Gables: A Pox on Your House, and All Seven of Its Gables! Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The House of the Seven Gables? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What happens to Judge Pyncheon while he is waiting to see Clifford?

He has a stroke and dies
He has second thoughts and decides to leave town
He is struck over the head with a blunt object by a mysterious personage
He has his chest waxed
Q. How does Mr. Holgrave think Judge Pyncheon died?

Of natural causes
Of a brain hemorrhage
Of a loss of blood
Of an extraordinarily violent chest-waxing
Q. Whom does Mr. Holgrave need to help clear Clifford’s name?

Inspector Clouseau
Q. To where do Hepzibah, Clifford, Phoebe and Mr. Holgrave move?

The House of Seven Gables
The South of France
Judge Pyncheon’s country home
The Hamptons. La-di-da.
They don’t tell anyone - not even the reader
Q. What is hidden in a secret compartment in the wall?

The Pyncheon family deed
The body of Matthew Maule
A magic talisman
About twenty-five feet of fiberglass insulation