Quiz Questions for "The Minister's Black Veil" (1837) by  Nathaniel Hawthorne

  1. Who is the first to notice Reverend Hooper's transformation?
  2. What are the first reactions of the parishioners to his new appearance?
  3. What is the subject of Reverend Hooper's sermon during the Sunday Service that morning?
  4. What does the superstitious woman swear happened at the funeral that afternoon when Rev. Hooper leaned over the coffin to bid farewell to the deceased young lady?
  5. What terrifies Reverend Hooper as he toasts the newly weds at the wedding supper?
  6. How effective is Reverend Hooper's ministry during his long life?
E.C. What happens to the child who tries to dress up like Rev. Hooper, veil and all?

 What was Parson Hooper's motivation for taking such a terrible vow?