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

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

3. 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) Exceptional.
(b) Imaginary.
(c) Amazing.
(d) Wondrous.

4. What question does May ask the narrator three times at the end of Chapter 1?
(a) "Are you ready?"
(b) "Is it soon?"
(c) "Are you afraid?"
(d) "Has it passed?"

5. 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) Sunset.
(b) Breeze.
(c) Harbor.
(d) Light.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of failure does the narrator say a "drop of dignity under the shadow" would become in Chapter 3?

2. Which of the following does John not imagine May does in regards to the home she is staying at in Chapter 1?

3. What "invoked, invited, encouraged, could give them, naturally, no more than it had?"

4. Which of the following items does John not associate with when defining failure in Chapter 3?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does May say about dull women on her birthday in Chapter 2?

2. How does John respond when May claims that her belief of his secret is only an idea in Chapter 4?

3. What does John do after he is turned away at May's house at the beginning of Chapter 5?

4. What is John's reaction when May asks if it's her intimacy in question in Chapter 3?

5. Describe John's presence at May's grave at the end of Chapter 5.

6. What is the nature of John and May's mood after he accuses her of doubting his fate in Chapter 2?

7. How does John say he feels about May spending so much of her life concerned with his secret in Chapter 3?

8. How is May's funeral described in Chapter 5?

9. What is the nature of the first "surprise" mentioned by John after he has learned of May's illness in Chapter 3?

10. What is the nature of May and John's discussion regarding "the thing" near the end of Chapter 1?

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