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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What truth does the thief say the public needs to learn?
(a) About Vermeer.
(b) About the bribes happening with the Art Institute of Chicago.
(c) About Vermeer's real life.
(d) About stolen art.

2. Of what is "Lo!" full?
(a) Strange happenings.
(b) Quotes.
(c) Poetry.
(d) Adages.

3. Who is especially interested in the quote Ms. Hussey tells the students?
(a) Calder.
(b) Petra.
(c) The genius of the class, Henrique.
(d) Arthur.

4. How has reading Fort helping Calder and Petra?
(a) To look more closely at the world around them.
(b) To be less shy about asking questions.
(c) To become friends.
(d) To understand that all is not as it ever appears.

5. What do Petra and Calder learn about Vermeer?
(a) That much is unknown about his life.
(b) That he was orphaned at a very young age.
(c) That he was color blind.
(d) That he was deaf.

6. Why are they calling the place?
(a) To see if "The Lady Writing" is there.
(b) To see if there are any paintings of Vermeer's contemporaries there.
(c) To ask about Vermeer's later life.
(d) To report the dream Petra keeps having.

7. Who are Calder and Petra?
(a) Two cousins.
(b) Two students in Ms. Hussey's class.
(c) Petra is in Ms. Hussey's class and Calder is in a rival classroom.
(d) Brother and sister.

8. In what month does the book open?
(a) February.
(b) October.
(c) August.
(d) April.

9. How does Petra respond to what she notices about her father?
(a) She is worried.
(b) She laughs.
(c) She wants to call a doctor.
(d) She gets defensive.

10. From where do the clippings in "Lo!" seem to come?
(a) From newspapers no longer extant.
(b) From the internet.
(c) From handwritten articles.
(d) From newspapers from all over the world.

11. What is Calder contemplating?
(a) A way to use the pantominoes to demonstrate mathematical principles.
(b) Ms. Hussey's assignment.
(c) How to create a perfect sphere.
(d) A definition for structure.

12. What does Petra dress up as on Halloween?
(a) A rock star.
(b) The lady from her dream.
(c) Emily Dickinson.
(d) One of the characters is a book she likes.

13. What does Calder learn when he researches Vermeer?
(a) Vermeer started painting when he was three.
(b) Vermeer was scorned as an artist for many years.
(c) Vermeer started painting when he was seventy-seven.
(d) Vermeer uses the same objects in many of his paintings.

14. What is Calder doing in his room?
(a) Playing with his pentominoes.
(b) Working on an art project.
(c) Reading.
(d) Sleeping.

15. How does Ms. Hussey seem to Calder and Petra?
(a) Visibly upset.
(b) Excited.
(c) Unhappy.
(d) Nonplussed.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what does Calder feel trapped?

2. What connections do Petra and Calder try to make?

3. What does Calder say speaks to him and gives him answers?

4. What is are pentominoes?

5. What interrupts Calder in his writing?

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