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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is Van and Ada's first sexual encounter?
(a) In Van's room.
(b) In a pond.
(c) In a cave.
(d) In an apple tree.

2. What does Van dream of the night after he first has sex with Ada?
(a) Drowning.
(b) Being scolded by the governess.
(c) Holding hands with Blanche.
(d) Riding a horse.

3. What does Marina suspect might be Van's reason for leaving?
(a) He is eloping with Blanche.
(b) He is angry at something she said.
(c) He has left a girlfriend in London.
(d) His father is ill.

4. What structure catches fire and wakes nearly everyone in the house?
(a) A barn.
(b) A gazebo.
(c) A lighthouse.
(d) An outhouse.

5. What causes both Van and Ada to rush back to the house?
(a) They are afraid they've left their diaries out.
(b) They are angry and want to each be alone.
(c) Rain has started to pour down.
(d) They've forgotten a visitor is arriving.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1888, when Van visits Ardis Hall, what gift does he carry in his pocket?

2. What gift does Dan give Ada for her birthday?

3. Where do Ada and Van go, where Van compares Ada's body to the girlish body of the past?

4. What game did Van win in a match against Pat Rishin at Chose in 1887?

5. Who is at home when Van first arrives at Ardis Hall?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Demon think of Marina's career as an actress?

2. How does young Van feel about Ada?

3. What is the first trick Ada and Van use to escape from Lucette?

4. How does Van feel about Marina?

5. What happens in Van's stage act?

6. How does Van feel about Cordula?

7. How does Lucette want to draw flowers, when her sister is trying to teach her to draw?

8. What bad habit does Ana stop on her twelfth birthday?

9. What are the rules of marriage among relatives that Van and Ada discuss?

10. How doe Van describe Ada's way of talking when explaining something funny?

(see the answer keys)

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