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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does John say is the one desire he has left at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) To be rich.
(b) To be happy.
(c) To be alone.
(d) That he shouldn't have been sold.

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

3. What does John say caused the gap to fill up and supplied the missing link?
(a) May's voice.
(b) His secret.
(c) Laughter.
(d) Food.

4. What was over the chimney in the room where John and May begin their conversation in Chapter 1?
(a) A portrait.
(b) A mirror.
(c) A cross.
(d) A wreath.

5. Which of the following does John not imagine May does in regards to the home she is staying at in Chapter 1?
(a) The favorite haunts of the ghost.
(b) The styles of the furniture.
(c) The authorship of the pictures.
(d) The color of the walls.

6. What "excavation" does May say she and the narrator took "refuge" in when they first met?
(a) Pompeii.
(b) Athens.
(c) Alexandria.
(d) Rome.

7. Complete this sentence: "Only, you know, the form and the way in your case were to have been--well, something so _____ and, as one may say, so particularly your own."
(a) Wondrous.
(b) Imaginary.
(c) Exceptional.
(d) Amazing.

8. Which of the following items does John not associate with when defining failure in Chapter 3?
(a) The times of the ages.
(b) The possibilities have turned stale.
(c) When the possibilities have evaporated.
(d) The secrets of the gods had grown faint.

9. What does May claim is the only thing that concerns her after she and John begin discussing his secret in Chapter 3?
(a) For her to be happy.
(b) For them to be friends.
(c) For John to pass as normal.
(d) For John to be happy.

10. Finish this sentence: "There have been days when I though you were, only of course, there have been days when we have thought almost _______."
(a) Everything.
(b) Anything.
(c) Something.
(d) Nothing.

11. What does John say he felt that he had never felt before in Chapter 3?
(a) His happiness.
(b) His lonliness.
(c) His lack of intimacy.
(d) The dread in the thought of losing May.

12. Why does John say May cannot simply be a mere confidant in Chapter 2?
(a) Because she is a woman.
(b) Because she doesn't trust him.
(c) Because he doesn't trust her.
(d) Because of her interest in his predicament.

13. Finish this sentence: "What saves us, you know, is that we answer so completely to so usual an appearance: that of the man and woman whose friendship has become such a daily _____."
(a) Routine.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Chore.
(d) Habit.

14. What does John say he has never been for a moment in his life in Chapter 2?
(a) Happy.
(b) Calm.
(c) Settled.
(d) Sad.

15. What is described as "a sale highly advertised, that excites or quenches, as may be?"
(a) A job.
(b) The hope of fortune.
(c) A family.
(d) The dream of acquisition.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does John say was the reason he was at the house in Chapter 1?

2. What words does the narrator use to describe the items being shown to the visitors of the house?

3. What is the last name of the family May says she was staying with when she met the narrator?

4. How is May's chair described in Chapter 3?

5. On what does John say he doesn't 't think a lady is meant to accompany him in Chapter 2?

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