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The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw


by Henry James

The Turn of the Screw: Things Are a Little Screwy Quiz

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Q. What kind of ghost story is especially eerie?

A story in which a ghost visits a child
A story in which a ghost commits murder
A story in which a ghost is oddly friendly and cheerful
A story in which a ghost barks like a dog
Q. On her first day, the governess receives a letter from her employer indicating what?

That she should make herself at home
That she should watch out for Mrs. Grose’s moods
That Miles has been expelled from school
That she is fired (he was thinking she’d be a bit more like Mary Poppins)
Q. What happened to the previous governess?

She died
She was fired
She quit to travel the world
She left to have a baby of her own
It had something to do with a wicked queen
Q. The governess is frightened when she sees what in a tower of the house?

A threatening letter from her employer
A strange man
A rat
Lots of cobwebs (she is afraid of dirt)
Q. Who is Peter Quint?

The former valet (who also happens to be dead and still roaming about)
Miles’s father
A groundskeeper
The current valet