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

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

3. 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) Vulgar.
(b) Better.
(c) Worst.
(d) Tempted.

4. 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 buying a new home.
(c) May's new job.
(d) His job.

5. What does the book say May had secretly drawn around her near the end of Chapter 2?
(a) A boundary.
(b) A wall.
(c) An imaginary line.
(d) A mystic line.

Short Answer Questions

1. Complete this sentence: "God knows I don't want anything. It's only a question of the __________ that haunts me."

2. How many years does May say it has been since her first meeting with the narrator?

3. What does the narrator describe as "so numerous that guests could wander at their will?"

4. What is the name of the house John is visiting in Chapter 1?

5. What does John say is a bigger failure than to be bankrupt, dishonored, pilloried or hanged?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the nature of May and John's conversation when he asks her to reveal what she believes is his secret in Chapter 4?

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

4. How does John describe how his life would be in the absence of everything in Chapter 5?

5. 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.

6. How does John describe the day he visited May for her birthday in Chapter 2?

7. How does John describe May when she rises from her chair in Chapter 4?

8. What does John say he does during his yearlong journey at the beginning of Chapter 6?

9. 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.

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

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