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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) When the possibilities have evaporated.
(b) The secrets of the gods had grown faint.
(c) The times of the ages.
(d) The possibilities have turned stale.
2. What words does the narrator use to describe the items being shown to the visitors of the house?
(a) Cheap and tawdry.
(b) Drab and bleek.
(c) Fine and intrinsic.
(d) Bright and colorful.
3. Where does John claim he first met May in Chapter 1?
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?
(a) A crouching beast in the jungle.
(b) A shark in the ocean.
(c) A dog in the woods.
(d) A fox in the forest.
5. What does John ask to himself in regards to May's "appearance of variation from the usual human type?"
(a) "What is it that saves you?"
(b) "What is the matter?"
(c) "Is this right?"
(d) "Do you love me?"
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the narrator say the items being perused by the visitors "almost made" the house?
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 occasional warning is John visited by at the beginning of Chapter 3?
4. What does John describe as the frugal way he finishes his evenings with May?
5. What does the narrator say the guests who "took such matters with the last seriousness" give themselves up to in Chapter 1?
Short Essay Questions
1. What belief does John say he must live to believe in Chapter 6?
2. What is the nature of John and May's conversation regarding his being able to face "the worst of it" in Chapter 4?
3. What does May say about dull women on her birthday in Chapter 2?
4. What is the nature of John's talk of time and fate near the end of Chapter 3?
5. What type of things does the narrator describe May does with the guests of the luncheon in Chapter 1?
6. 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?
7. How does John describe his and May's last meeting in Chapter 5?
8. What is the nature of May and John's discussion regarding "the thing" near the end of Chapter 1?
9. How does John describe the nature of his and May's meeting at the beginning of Chapter 4?
10. What does the narrator say the guests of the luncheon do after they have finished eating near the beginning of Chapter 1?
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