Chasing Vermeer Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is Petra embarrassed?
(a) That her secret place at Powell's is discovered.
(b) That she dropped all the books in her arms.
(c) That Ms. Hussey sees her spying on the teacher.
(d) That her purse falls and the contents scatter.

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

3. How does author say "Chasing Vemeer" is related to pentominoes?
(a) The book is organized on the basis of the four sides of a rectangle.
(b) Clues are building blocks to solve a puzzle just as pentominoes build rectangles.
(c) "Chasing Vermeer" has groups of twelve small puzzles that create a larger puzzle.
(d) The book is not related to pentominoes; it's just a way to catch the reader's attention.

4. According to the artist quoted, what also tells the truth?
(a) Beauty.
(b) Life.
(c) Love.
(d) Art.

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

6. Who does Calder think he and Petra should call?
(a) The Guggenheim.
(b) The Smithsonian.
(c) The Louvre.
(d) The National Gallery.

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

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

9. Which color of M & M's do Petra and Calder decide to eat?
(a) Blue.
(b) Yellow.
(c) Green.
(d) Red.

10. In what city is the novel set?
(a) Chicago.
(b) Miami.
(c) Amsterdam.
(d) New York.

11. What is the purpose of pentominoes?
(a) To teach by the use of mime.
(b) To make something that is simple become very complex.
(c) To enable the study of the world in a geometric way.
(d) To imitate something else.

12. What painting does Calder find on Mrs. Sharpe's wall?
(a) The same one that is on his box.
(b) One that Ms. Hussey showed in class.
(c) One by a painter name Ilsatch.
(d) The same one that Calder's mother has hanging over the couch.

13. How is Petra's family described?
(a) Chaotic and loud.
(b) Small and not close.
(c) Small and close knit.
(d) Quiet and intellectual.

14. What excites Petra in school?
(a) Research writing.
(b) Drawing.
(c) High-end mathematics.
(d) Sculpture.

15. What does the Chicago Tribune publish?
(a) A letter from the thief of "The Lady Waiting".
(b) A list of Vermeer's paintings.
(c) A schedule of the Art Institute of Chicago's gallery hours.
(d) A demand for ransom money.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Petra dress up as on Halloween?

2. What does Calder say all the oddness probably is?

3. About what is Petra curious?

4. What had Petra and Calder seen coming?

5. What is Petra doing in Powell's one day when she encounters Calder?

(see the answer keys)

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