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The Return of the Native

The Return of the Native


by Thomas Hardy

The Return of the Native: Don’t Be a Stranger Quiz

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Q. Who else proposed to Thomasin once upon a time (before Wildeve)?

Diggory Venn
The reddleman
Some mystery man
Clym Yeobright
Q. What Christmas play do the mummers perform each year?

The Nutcracker
The Night Before Christmas
Saint George
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Q. Why is there scandal surrounding Thomasin?

The gossip is that she’s put on quite a bit of weight (could she be pregnant?)
Her “close but no cigar” marriage to Wildeve
She was caught dancing in public
She is rumored to be having an affair with Diggory Venn
Q. Whom does Eustacia marry?

Clym Yeobright (aka the native son)
A preacher
Diggory Venn
Q. How does the story end for Eustacia?

She is happily married
She drowns in a storm as she tries to run off with Wildeve
She is a widow with a newborn baby
She is living happily ever after in gay Paris