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The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper


by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper: There’s No Escaping Quiz

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Q. The narrator is said to be suffering from what?

A bad case of the hiccups
A bad hair day
Temporary nervous depression
Q. What does the narrator’s husband do for a living?

He’s a doctor
He’s a witch doctor
He’s an insurance salesman
He’s an actor
Q. What is the prescribed treatment for the narrator’s affliction?

A new hairstyle
Lots and lots of rest
Increased intellectual pursuits
Q. What does the narrator see in the wallpaper?

The image of a woman
The devil
Her husband
Q. The narrator is interested to notice that the wallpaper develops what?

A yellow smell
A pattern of fruit
A sound like that of a baby crying
A smell of rotting flesh