Wuthering Heights Chapter Questions & Answers

Instructor: Tara Schofield

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''Wuthering Heights'' is a classic, but can be challenging for many students. There are many characters and societal expectations that affect the story. Use the questions below to help your student understand the characters and events in the book.

Wuthering Heights Overview

The story of Wuthering Heights describes societal expectations, human emotions, and personal trials. The following questions review sections of the book and help your students discuss the characters and events of the story. Use these questions to encourage discussion and insight into the book, Wuthering Heights.


The author uses a narrator to keep the story moving. Who narrates the story?

  • Mr. Lockwood

Chapters 1-8

Who lives in Wuthering Heights?

  • Heathcliff, Catherine, Hareton Earnshaw, Zilla, and Joseph.

Who is Heathcliff and what is his role?

  • He is the landlord of Wuthering Heights. He dresses well and is handsome. However, he is aloof and doesn't want to be bothered by others, including visitors and people he lies with.

Who is Mr. Lockwood? How is he involved at Wuthering Heights?

  • He is the narrator and travels to Wuthering Heights to find peace and quiet. He was disappointed by how distant and rude the residents were at Wuthering Heights.

How would you describe Catherine and Hindley?

  • Catherine is aggressive and somewhat forceful in her behaviors and attitudes. She is somewhat high-strung.
  • Hindley is more reserved and artistic.

In the story we come to understand that Hindley does not like Heathcliff. Why do you think he doesn't like Heathcliff?

  • He's jealous because Mr. Earnshaw gives more attention and appears to like Heathcliff more than Hindley.

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