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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. Where does the shadow tell the narrator they're going?
(a) To the Pool.
(b) To the barracks.
(c) To the Woods.
(d) To the Watchtower.
2. What does the librarian notice about the narrator's statements during dinner?
(a) They're often edgy.
(b) They're often arrogant.
(c) They're often unimaginative.
(d) They're often uncertain.
3. How does the shadow know the Town has an exit?
(b) He found it.
(c) From the map.
(d) The Gatekeeper told him.
4. Who does the narrator tell his shadow the Wall is really there to hold in?
(a) The Librarian.
(b) The beasts.
(c) The Townspeople.
5. What unusual thing does the narrator note about the Power Station?
(a) There are no lines leading out.
(b) Unlike the rest of the Town's structures, the Power Station is made of wood.
(c) It seems to be glowing.
(d) It seems to be talking.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the narrator do to kill time while waiting for his date with the librarian?
2. What does the narrator realize he'll continue to produce at the beginning of Chapter 27?
3. What does the Caretaker of the Power Station make for his guests in Chapter 28?
4. What does the Librarian ask the Caretaker in the Power Station chapter?
5. Which song does the narrator finally begin to play on the accordion?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain what the Colonel tells the narrator about the digging of the hole in Chapter 30.
2. What doubts about leaving the Town does the narrator voice to his shadow in Chapter 32?
3. Describe the significance of the music in Chapter 36.
4. What does the chubby girl plan to do once the narrator loses consciousness, and why?
5. Explain the importance of belief as described in Chapter 34.
6. Explain what the narrator thinks about the stars as he is making his way through the underground escape route towards the end of Chapter 29.
7. What does the narrator say in Chapter 37 about "...tuning in on the particulars of the world" and why is that important?
8. Why does the narrator say looking for the Librarian's mind is not like looking for raindrops?
9. What does the narrator say he plans to do with the Librarian's mind once he has read it?
10. How does the narrator's shadow say he developed his plan of escape in Chapter 38?
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