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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. 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 possibilities have turned stale.
(d) The times of the ages.

2. What "invoked, invited, encouraged, could give them, naturally, no more than it had?"
(a) The future.
(b) The past.
(c) The present.
(d) The truth.

3. What does May say to John regarding his secret at the very end of Chapter 2?
(a) "You'll never find out."
(b) "What do you think of this?"
(c) "It will be fine."
(d) "It's going to be soon."

4. What "excavation" does May say she and the narrator took "refuge" in when they first met?
(a) Rome.
(b) Alexandria.
(c) Athens.
(d) Pompeii.

5. How many years does May say it has been since her first meeting with the narrator?
(a) 8.
(b) 10.
(c) 7.
(d) 15.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does John claim he first met May in Chapter 1?

2. What does John ask to himself in regards to May's "appearance of variation from the usual human type?"

3. Finish this sentence: "There have been days when I though you were, only of course, there have been days when we have thought almost _______."

4. Where does May tell John they actually met?

5. What does say he is John after May says she is impressed with his new attitude near the end of Chapter 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does John describe his "illumination" in regards to his secret in Chapter 6?

2. How does John describe the nature of his and May's friendship in Chapter 2?

3. 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?

4. How does May respond when John asks if she thinks he is afraid near the end of Chapter 2?

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

6. How does the narrator describe the speech between John and May at the beginning of Chapter 1?

7. What is the nature of John and May's conversation regarding his being able to face "the worst of it" in Chapter 4?

8. How does John react after learning of May's illness in Chapter 3?

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. In what way does John describe his ownership of May's grave near the beginning of Chapter 6?

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