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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does John tell May he often wonders if it's fair in Chapter 2?
(a) For May to be so involved in his secret.
(b) For he and May to be friends.
(c) For he and May to become married.
(d) For May to be granted her inheritance.

2. Complete this sentence: "I don't know why it shouldn't make me _________, which is what we're speaking of as right as it makes you."
(a) Happy.
(b) Humanly.
(c) Jovial.
(d) Sane.

3. What does John suggest had lost itself in the desert?
(a) His fear.
(b) His secret.
(c) May's sanity.
(d) May's beauty.

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

5. What realization causes John's breath of good faith to come short in Chapter 3?
(a) How long he had waited to discover his secret.
(b) That he would miss May.
(c) That he loved May.
(d) That he was sick too.

6. What does the narrator say the items being perused by the visitors "almost made" the house?
(a) Magnificent.
(b) Famous.
(c) Haunted.
(d) Spoiled.

7. Complete this sentence: "Our habit saves you, at least, don't you see because it makes you, after all, for the ______, indistinguishable from other men."
(a) Worst.
(b) Better.
(c) Tempted.
(d) Vulgar.

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

9. What circumstance does John say was "in the lap of the gods" and "touched him so nearly?"
(a) May's new job.
(b) His job.
(c) May's acquiring a house in London.
(d) His buying a new home.

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

11. After May reveals her illness to John, he says he felt the shadow of a change and the chill of a what?
(a) Shudder.
(b) Shock.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Envy.

12. What does May tell John she has a disorder of in Chapter 3?
(a) Lungs.
(b) Heart.
(c) Blood.
(d) Brain.

13. 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) Amazing.
(c) Exceptional.
(d) Imaginary.

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) Dying.
(b) Having a family.
(c) Being sick.
(d) Falling in love.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does May say to John regarding his secret at the very end of Chapter 2?

2. What was over the chimney in the room where John and May begin their conversation in Chapter 1?

3. Where does May tell John they actually met?

4. Which of the following attributes does John say about May regarding her interest in his secret in Chapter 2?

5. What is described as "a sale highly advertised, that excites or quenches, as may be?"

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