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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. How does author say "Chasing Vemeer" is related to pentominoes?
(a) The book is not related to pentominoes; it's just a way to catch the reader's attention.
(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 organized on the basis of the four sides of a rectangle.

2. Of what University is the University School where Ms. Hussey teaches associated?
(a) New York University.
(b) Columbia University.
(c) It is not associated with a university.
(d) University of Chicago.

3. From whom does Calder receive a letter?
(a) A company he wrote about pentominoes,
(b) Tommy.
(c) A company he wrote about a new game idea.
(d) His cousin.

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

5. What is significant about the Art Institute in Chicago for Petra and Calder?
(a) It is close to their home and they can visit it easily.
(b) It is scheduled to be closed for several months for remodeling.
(c) It is where "The Lady Writing" was kept until about two years earlier.
(d) It is where "The Lady Writing" is due to arrive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What shocks each of the three people?

2. What has happened to Frog?

3. In what month does the book open?

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

5. What does Ms. Hussey drop off in front of Powell's?

Short Essay Questions

1. What book do Calder and Petra study after school, and what do they wonder about the first owner of the book?

2. What does Calder learn about his grandmother and what does he wish about Vermeer and Fort and why does he wish that?

3. What is given to three people on a warm, October night and what have the three chosen to do?

4. To what does the author compare pentominoes?

5. What does Calder discover in Mrs. Sharpe's home?

6. Who are Calder and Petra, and how do they differ?

7. How does Petra obtain the book called "Lo!"?

8. What does Charles Fort believe people do?

9. What interrupts Calder's writing about his assignment?

10. What about Petra's Halloween outfit is familiar to Calder and what shocks Petra about something she sees in a book about Vermeer?

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