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The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw


by Henry James

The Turn of the Screw: Don’t Screw Up Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Turn of the Screw? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Mrs. Grose reveals that Quint was too free with what?

The lash (spare the rod, spoil the child)
The brandy
The thermostat
Q. Miss Jessel had an inappropriate relationship with whom?

Her employer
Q. What happened to the letter the governess wrote to the children’s uncle?

Miles stole it and burned it
It was mailed by way of an owl
Quint mailed it on his way to the bank
Mrs. Grose ate it (she needed more fiber in her diet)
Q. Why was Miles asked to leave school?

He set off a smoke bomb in the school lavatory
He said “things” to the other boys (we can’t believe it either)
He swore at his teacher
His uncle couldn’t pay the tuition anymore
Q. What happens to Miles at the end of the story?

He returns to school
He burns down the house
He dies
He goes to the circus with Quint