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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. Who went to the chapel, in "The Uncommon Prayer-Book," to take photographs?
(a) The man from the hotel.
(b) Mr. Davidson.
(c) A ghost.
(d) Mrs. Porter.

2. What is uncommon about the prayer books, in the story "The Uncommon Prayer-Book"?
(a) They sing.
(b) They bleed.
(c) They are all open to the same page.
(d) The burn.

3. In "A Warning to the Curious," who does Mr. Paxton claim is following him?
(a) A small child.
(b) A dog.
(c) A woman.
(d) A man.

4. What does Mr. Denton initially think about Mr. Poynter's diaries?
(a) Hateful.
(b) Sad.
(c) Intriguing.
(d) Boring.

5. What is described as being a parable, in "Mr. Humphrey's Inheritance"?
(a) The doll.
(b) The donkey.
(c) The police officer.
(d) The passage.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Mr. Lake go to the cathedral, in "An Episode of Cathedral History"?

2. In "Mr. Humphrey's Inheritance," what does Mr. Humphrey learn is hidden in the globe?

3. What does Mr. Thomson think he sees in the strange room, in "Rats"?

4. What happens to John Haynes' wood carvings after his death?

5. In "A Vignette," what does the narrator see when he looks through the hole in the fence?

Short Essay Questions

1. What passage does Mr. Humphreys find that describes the maze?

2. Who is Mr. Denton haunted by in "The Diary of Mr. Poynter," and what does he learn about that person?

3. What happens when Mr. Davidson returns to the church on St. Mark's day?

4. Why is Mr. Karswell, one of the main characters in "Casting the Runes," a vicious man?

5. How does Miss Denton use the diary, in the story "The Diary of Mr. Poynter"?

6. What inheritance does Mr. Humphreys receive from his uncle?

7. Who is Paxton, in the story "A Warning to the Curious," and what happens to him?

8. What role does the secretary play, in "Casting the Runes"?

9. What did the dean find when he remodeled the church, in "An Episode of Cathedral History."

10. What does the old man Mr. Davidson meets tell him about, in "The Uncommon Prayer-Book"?

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