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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 the narrator say the guests who "took such matters with the last seriousness" give themselves up to in Chapter 1?
(a) Grammar and good manners.
(b) Baubles and jewels.
(c) Aptitude and chivalry.
(d) Mysterious appreciations and measurements.
2. What does May claim is the only thing that concerns her after she and John begin discussing his secret in Chapter 3?
(a) For John to be happy.
(b) For her to be happy.
(c) For them to be friends.
(d) For John to pass as normal.
3. What does John say is a bigger failure than to be bankrupt, dishonored, pilloried or hanged?
(a) To not be anything.
(b) To be rich.
(c) To be alone.
(d) To be unhappy.
4. Which of the following items does John not associate with when defining failure in Chapter 3?
(a) The secrets of the gods had grown faint.
(b) When the possibilities have evaporated.
(c) The times of the ages.
(d) The possibilities have turned stale.
5. 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) Facts and answers.
(c) Notes and notations.
(d) Jibber and Jabber.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does May say to John regarding his secret at the very end of Chapter 2?
2. How is May's chair described in Chapter 3?
3. What is the last name of the family May says she was staying with when she met the narrator?
4. What does John say "lay in wait for him, amid the twists and the turns of the months and the years" in Chapter 2?
5. What does John say was the reason he was at the house in Chapter 1?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the nature of John and May's conversation regarding his being able to face "the worst of it" in Chapter 4?
2. How does John describe the nature of his and May's meeting at the beginning of Chapter 4?
3. What is the nature of John and May's mood after he accuses her of doubting his fate in Chapter 2?
4. What is the nature of John's pondering about the secret he has shared with May in Chapter 2?
5. How does the narrator describe the speech between John and May at the beginning of Chapter 1?
6. What does John say in regards to May being "out of it" in Chapter 4?
7. How does John describe his and May's last meeting in Chapter 5?
8. What does May say about her and John's first meeting that causes him embarrassment in Chapter 1?
9. How does May respond when John asks her what was the very worst that could happen to him that day at the beginning of Chapter 4?
10. How does John describe his and May's treatment of the subject of his secret in Chapter 3?
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