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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On what day did Griet return home for her first day off since moving away?
(a) Thursday.
(b) Saturday.
(c) Sunday.
(d) Friday.

2. From what perspective is the story told?
(a) First person, past tense.
(b) Third person, present tense.
(c) First person, present tense.
(d) Third person, past tense.

3. What did Griet's sister's death symbolize?
(a) The death of vanity and art in Griet's life.
(b) The death of love for Griet.
(c) The death of happiness for the Vermeers.
(d) The death of family ties for Griet.

4. Griet was raised as a ____________.
(a) Pagan.
(b) Catholic.
(c) Mormon.
(d) Protestant.

5. What was the name of the Vermeers' butcher?
(a) Geoff.
(b) Petroff.
(c) Pieter.
(d) Markeine.

6. Who caught Griet inspecting the wooden box?
(a) Catharina.
(b) Maria.
(c) Vermeer.
(d) Cornelia.

7. Who punched Griet in the stomach?
(a) Cornelia.
(b) Tanneke.
(c) Catharina.
(d) Johannes.

8. How old was Griet's younger sister when Griet left?
(a) 12.
(b) 10.
(c) 16.
(d) 14.

9. The plague had been found near the __________________.
(a) Riverdale Canal.
(b) Crutchet Canal.
(c) Geoff Canal.
(d) Rietveld Canal.

10. At Griet's family's home, what was the usual dinner?
(a) Vegetables.
(b) Rice.
(c) Bread.
(d) Pork.

11. What chore did Griet look forward to most?
(a) Cooking.
(b) Repairing clothing.
(c) Cleaning the studio.
(d) Washing laundry at the river.

12. What did Griet see in Vermeer's studio that allowed her to feel a deepening connection to him?
(a) His painting in progress.
(b) Paintings of his children.
(c) His painting set.
(d) His religious paintings.

13. With whom did Tanneke share a room?
(a) Griet.
(b) Catharina.
(c) The nurse.
(d) The children.

14. What did Vermeer grind to make paint?
(a) Animal horns.
(b) Rocks.
(c) Bone.
(d) Vegetables and fruits.

15. Who or what was on the tile that Griet's father gave her?
(a) An empty field.
(b) A boy and a girl.
(c) A store.
(d) A home.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the grandmother in the household?

2. What side story was meant to highlight the complexity of Griet's move to the Vermeer home?

3. When Pieter the Son came to visit Griet, whom did she feel watching them?

4. What did Pieter the Son give Griet to take to her family?

5. Who broke Griet's favorite tile?

(see the answer keys)

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