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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is May's chair described in Chapter 3?
(a) Leather and tarnished.
(b) Deep and old fashioned.
(c) Dark brown.
(d) Old and dusty.

2. How old does the narrator say he was when he met May for the first time?
(a) 25.
(b) 20.
(c) 35.
(d) 30.

3. What do May and John do together in Chapter 3 that reminds him of the question she wouldn't answer for him regarding his secret?
(a) Sing.
(b) Go over opera passages.
(c) Listen to operas.
(d) Play the piano.

4. Finish this sentence: "You know you told me something I've never forgotten and that again and again has made me think of you since; it was that tremendously hot day when we went to Sorrento, across the bay, for the ________".
(a) Breeze.
(b) Light.
(c) Harbor.
(d) Sunset.

5. What does John say the rest of the world thought of him as, but that May understands?
(a) Silly.
(b) Strange.
(c) Odd.
(d) Queer.

6. What does the narrator say cast "the long shadow in which he had lived" and had "almost no margin left?"
(a) The love in May's heart.
(b) His hope.
(c) The great vagueness.
(d) His love.

7. What does the narrator say John kept up and felt very decently about in Chapter 3?
(a) May's health.
(b) His unselfishness.
(c) May's future.
(d) His future.

8. What words does the narrator use to describe the items being shown to the visitors of the house?
(a) Bright and colorful.
(b) Cheap and tawdry.
(c) Fine and intrinsic.
(d) Drab and bleek.

9. What does the narrator say was the character of the only things that passed between May and John at the beginning of Chapter 3?
(a) Recalls and results.
(b) Jibber and Jabber.
(c) Notes and notations.
(d) Facts and answers.

10. Which of the following attributes does John say about May regarding her interest in his secret in Chapter 2?
(a) Mercy.
(b) Seriousness.
(c) Apathy.
(d) Sympathy.

11. During what month does Chapter 1 take place?
(a) April.
(b) January.
(c) October.
(d) May.

12. What does John say is a bigger failure than to be bankrupt, dishonored, pilloried or hanged?
(a) To be alone.
(b) To not be anything.
(c) To be rich.
(d) To be unhappy.

13. What is John's last name?
(a) Lewis.
(b) Bartram.
(c) Marcher.
(d) Firestone.

14. What does May suggest what the narrator describes as "perhaps but the expectation--or at any rate the sense of danger, familiar to so many people?"
(a) Falling in love.
(b) Having a family.
(c) Dying.
(d) Being sick.

15. What does the book say May had secretly drawn around her near the end of Chapter 2?
(a) A mystic line.
(b) A boundary.
(c) A wall.
(d) An imaginary line.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following items is not mentioned by the narrator as things the visitors of the house looked at near the beginning of Chapter 1?

2. What does May tell the narrator she will do with him at the end of Chapter 1?

3. Finish this sentence: "Yes, but since, as you say, I'm only, so far as people make out, _______."

4. What does the narrator say the items being perused by the visitors "almost made" the house?

5. What "excavation" does May say she and the narrator took "refuge" in when they first met?

(see the answer keys)

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