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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 was over the chimney in the room where John and May begin their conversation in Chapter 1?
(a) A wreath.
(b) A mirror.
(c) A cross.
(d) A portrait.

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

3. What does John tell May he often wonders if it's fair in Chapter 2?
(a) For May to be granted her inheritance.
(b) For May to be so involved in his secret.
(c) For he and May to be friends.
(d) For he and May to become married.

4. 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.

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) Notes and notations.
(b) Jibber and Jabber.
(c) Facts and answers.
(d) Recalls and results.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following items does John not associate with when defining failure in Chapter 3?

2. What does John say an outlook geared towards talking about his secret with May would cause him to have?

3. Why does John say May cannot simply be a mere confidant in Chapter 2?

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

5. Finish this sentence: "You know you told me something I've never forgotten and that again and again has made me think of you since; it was that tremendously hot day when we went to Sorrento, across the bay, for the ________".

Short Essay Questions

1. What is John's opinion of marrying May?

2. How is May's funeral described in Chapter 5?

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

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

5. How are the "depths" between May and John described in Chapter 3?

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. What is the nature of John and May's discussion after she tells him the thing he had been waiting for had come in Chapter 5?

8. Describe John's presence at May's grave at the end of Chapter 5.

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

10. How does John respond when May claims that her belief of his secret is only an idea in Chapter 4?

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