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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 decide she wants to do after reading "Lo!"?
(a) Study odd happenings in the world.
(b) Give the book to her adventurous cousin.
(c) Refute his theories.
(d) Draw some of her own odd happenings.

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

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

4. What does Petra ask Calder to explain?
(a) About his grandmother and her knowledge of the painting.
(b) About pentominoes.
(c) About his mathematical genius.
(d) About his box.

5. Besides the writing itself, what gives clues to aid in solving the mystery?
(a) The appendix.
(b) The artwork.
(c) The chapter titles.
(d) The individual vocabulary words.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Petra and Calder study some more?

2. What is Calder contemplating?

3. Who gave Calder the box he pulls out to look in?

4. What is are pentominoes?

5. In what city is the novel set?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the author challenge the reader to do concerning the artwork and why?

2. Why does Calder think he and Petra should call The National Gallery?

3. What helps Calder think and what is he thinking about as he sits in his room?

4. How are clues related to the story?

5. What is Petra's father upset about and what is Petra's response?

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

7. What is Ms. Hussey teaching her students, and where is she teaching?

8. To what does the author compare pentominoes?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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