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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 the bribes happening with the Art Institute of Chicago.
(b) About Vermeer's real life.
(c) About Vermeer.
(d) About stolen art.

2. What does the thief say he will do if the public does not respond to the thief's demands?
(a) He will destroy "The Lady Waiting".
(b) He will auction the painting off to the highest bidder.
(c) He will kill himself.
(d) He will drop "The Lady Waiting" into Lake Michigan in a waterproof container.

3. What is are pentominoes?
(a) A place when dogs are trained.
(b) A place where bad children are kept.
(c) Geometric shapes.
(d) A circus.

4. How do the students respond to Ms. Hussey's quote?
(a) They are generally uninterested.
(b) They are intrigued.
(c) They disagree for the most part.
(d) They are puzzled.

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

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

7. What do Petra and Calder study some more?
(a) The history of the supernatural.
(b) The interpretation of dreams.
(c) The history of the 17th century.
(d) Vermeer's life and work.

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

9. What does Petra learn about the woman in her dream?
(a) She was a wealthy widow.
(b) She was murdered.
(c) She had modeled for many of Vermeer's paintings.
(d) She died very young in childbirth.

10. Who gave Calder the box he pulls out to look in?
(a) His grandmother.
(b) His grandfather.
(c) His father.
(d) His brother.

11. How does the book suggest the reader view the artwork in "Chasing Vermeer"?
(a) The reader should view the artwork as if it were writing.
(b) The reader should look closely at the art work.
(c) The art work is merely for decorative purposes.
(d) The art work is not mentioned.

12. What interrupts Calder in his writing?
(a) A commotion outside.
(b) A yell.
(c) A loud bang.
(d) A howl from his dog.

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

14. What does Calder wish about Vermeer and Fort?
(a) That he could be as talented as they are.
(b) That they were still alive.
(c) That he had never heard of either of them.
(d) That he could have met either of them.

15. Who is Charles Fort?
(a) Ms. Hussey's fiance.
(b) The author of "Lo!".
(c) Petra's uncle.
(d) Ms. Hussay's teacher intern.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Ms. Hussey's class discussing at the opening of Chapter Four?

2. What is in Petra's hair on the way to school the next morning?

3. What does Calder write about as he sits in the sun?

4. Of what is "Lo!" full?

5. What is Ms. Hussey's appearance when she comes to school one day?

(see the answer keys)

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