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The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper


by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper: Don’t Get Trapped Without the Answers Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Yellow Wallpaper? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does the narrator think the woman in the wallpaper wants?

To steal her husband
To steal her baby
To be her friend
To escape
To eat some cake
Q. What does the narrator begin to believe about her husband and Jennie?

That they are conspiring against her
That they like the woman in the wallpaper more than her
That they are having an affair
That they are going to abandon her in the house when the summer ends
Q. Why does the narrator bite the bed?

Because she is hungry
Because she is angry that she can’t get the bed to move
Because it bit her first
Because the woman in the wallpaper told her to
Q. What does the narrator do with the key to the room after she locks the door?

She swallows it
She gives it to the woman in the wallpaper
She throws it down the stairs
She hides it under the mattress
Q. How does John find the narrator at the end of the story?

She is trapped behind the wallpaper
She is creeping around the floor of the room
She has jumped out the window
She is sleeping (and having one heck of a dream)