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(This is from Young Goodman Brown)

What can be inferred about the companion's character in lines 8 and 9?

"Faith kept me back awhile," replied the young man, with a tremor in his voice, caused by the sudden appearance of his companion, though not wholly expected."

He is annoying to Goodman Brown.
He is a stranger to Goodman Brown.
Goodman Brown knows him.
Goodman Brown angers him.

My guess would be "Goodman Brown knows him" because he said, "not wholly unexpected," meaning he wasn't surprised when he saw him.

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    Or does he mean the tremor in his voice was unexpected?

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    I believe you are correct.

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    Excuse me, I mean the tremor in his voice was NOT unexpected.

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    I know for sure it isn't the first or last one.

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    Now,I'm not sure. I have to re-think this one....

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    The best answer is

    Goodman Brown knows him.

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    That's where I was getting confused. What was unexpected? The tremor in his voice, or the companion? Can Ms. Sue help me?

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    Oh, I just now saw your comment. Thank you!

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    The companion was not unexpected.

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    So I was right! the answer was C.

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    Answers 1-12 for the American Romanticism Test for CA students.
    1.C Urged
    2.B Moving
    3.C Solitude
    4.B Clear
    5.C Intelligent
    6.D Lands
    7.C Similar
    8.A To go Beyond
    9.C New
    10. The Devil
    11. C Goodman Brown Knows Him
    12. A He is humble toward powerful leaders.

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    The last answer, answers are WRONG!!

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    They probably not wrong but there can be different questions so just make sure you read them first.

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    I believe number 4 is bright not clear

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    american romanticism includes all of the following genres except
    a. short stories
    b. journals
    c. poetry
    d. sermons

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