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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. What does Petra's father bring up?
(a) The mysterious writing in his favorite novel.
(b) Petra's being late for dinner.
(c) A poor grade Petra made in math class.
(d) A letter.

2. What does Calder love about the box?
(a) The way the grains of wood create a pattern.
(b) The way the lid is hinged.
(c) The painting on the cover.
(d) The smoothness of the wood.

3. What is Petra's father's response to what he brings up?
(a) He is amused.
(b) He is upset.
(c) He is nonchalant.
(d) He is irate.

4. Who is Louise Coffin Sharpe?
(a) Petra's grandmother.
(b) Calder's great aunt.
(c) The author of Calder's book on art.
(d) The first owner of the book "Lo!".

5. What does Petra find at her home?
(a) Very little art.
(b) Meaning in the everyday things she uses.
(c) A correlation between truth and beauty.
(d) A great deal of art.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the thief say he will do if the public does not respond to the thief's demands?

2. What does Calder learn about his grandmother?

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

4. What does Petra dress up as on Halloween?

5. How is Petra's family described?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Petra and Calder learn about the Lady and what do they decide to do?

2. How are clues related to the story?

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

4. How do Petra and Calder's families differ?

5. To what does the author compare pentominoes?

6. What is wrong with Ms. Hussey and what do Caler and Petra think about all the problems?

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

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

9. What does Charles Fort believe people do?

10. What sort of books has Ms. Hussey chosen in Powell's Bookstore?

(see the answer keys)

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