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

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 them to be friends.
(b) For John to be happy.
(c) For her to be happy.
(d) For John to pass as normal.

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

4. What does the narrator say the guests who "took such matters with the last seriousness" give themselves up to in Chapter 1?
(a) Mysterious appreciations and measurements.
(b) Baubles and jewels.
(c) Grammar and good manners.
(d) Aptitude and chivalry.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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."

2. Other than when May takes her aunt to town, what is the other occasion in which John is able to see her during their visits in Chapter 2?

3. What does John say he had no sense of when time and fate acted on him?

4. What does John ask May if she remembered asking him when they had met at Weatherend for the first time?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does John say had become his occupation near the end of Chapter 5?

2. What is the nature of John's pondering about the secret he has shared with May in Chapter 2?

3. Describe John's opinion of May after she reveals that she doesn't know the true nature of his secret but rather what it is not in Chapter 5.

4. In what ways does John describe how his change from his old self is final and absolute in Chapter 5?

5. What is the nature of May and John's outings in London as described in Chapter 2?

6. In what way does John say the "Beast" had "sprung" near the end of Chapter 6?

7. What type of things does the narrator describe May does with the guests of the luncheon in Chapter 1?

8. Describe the interaction between John and May when he believes she is not telling him something regarding the "Beast" at the end of Chapter 2.

9. How is the setting of John and May's conversation in the house after the luncheon described in Chapter 1?

10. How is the short confrontation between John and the other man mourning in the cemetery described in Chapter 6?

(see the answer keys)

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