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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. With whom did Calder usually spend his free time until recently?
(a) Robert.
(b) Tommy.
(c) Petra.
(d) No one.

2. What is Ms. Hussey's class supposed to investigate for this assignment?
(a) Manners.
(b) Letter writing.
(c) Behavior.
(d) Bullying.

3. Of what are each of these three unsure?
(a) If they want to participate.
(b) How to respond.
(c) If the danger is worth the end result.
(d) Why they were chosen.

4. Where can one find answers about the clues in the book?
(a) On a website.
(b) In the appendix in the back of the book.
(c) In the teacher's guide.
(d) In footnotes.

5. What do Petra and Calder learn in Chapter Eleven?
(a) There are four of Vermeer's paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago.
(b) "The Lady Writing" was stolen.
(c) Vermeer was never revered as an artist when he was alive.
(d) "The Lady Writing" was sent to the Guggenheim instead of Chicago.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is said about Ms. Hussey as a teacher?

2. What do Petra and Calder study some more?

3. What does Petra start looking for in the world around her?

4. What is Calder doing in his room?

5. Besides the writing itself, what gives clues to aid in solving the mystery?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does a set of pentominoes work?

2. What does the letter published by the Chicago Tribune state?

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

4. What does Charles Fort believe people do?

5. What is significant about M & M's?

6. What does the letter from Tommy say, and what is Calder's thoughts about the letter?

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

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

9. What do Calder and Petra learn about the Lady?

10. What do Petra and Calder do additional study on and what does Petra learn about the woman in her dream?

(see the answer keys)

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