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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 books does Lotaria like to read?
(a) Books with interesting plots.
(b) Books with large vocabulary.
(c) Books that discuss current events.
(d) Books that clarify issues.
2. Where does the reader look for answers about the story's setting in Chapter 2?
(a) A dictionary.
(b) An encyclopedia.
(d) An atlas.
3. Which of the following is a theme in the first chapter of the book?
(a) The censorship of books.
(c) Different types of books in the world.
(d) Happiness found in books.
4. What is on the photo that is in a character's pocket?
(a) A handsome man.
(b) An old man.
(c) An old woman.
(d) A pretty girl.
5. What is the food described at the beginning of "Outside the Town of Malbork"?
Short Answer Questions
1. About what does the reader talk to the woman he meets ?
2. In "Outside the Town of Malbork," where does the main character's spend his final morning?
3. Where do the two characters dispose of a dead body in "Looks Down in the Gathering Shadow"?
4. Where does the main character of "Leaning from the Steep Slope" walk every day?
5. Where does Ludmilla want the reader to meet her?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is the book titled If On a Winter's Night a Traveler in the story so vague?
2. In Chapter 5, what new type of book does Ludmilla claim to enjoy?
3. What foreshadows a future problem in Chapter 2?
4. Describe the plot of the first book the reader has, titled If On a Winter's Night a Traveler.
5. For what does the reader continue to search after finding a problem with his second book?
6. Describe the structure of the book.
7. What is the origin of the problem with the books?
8. What is apparent about the organization the man works for in If On a Winter's Night a Traveler?
9. How does Calvino bring interactivity to the book?
10. Describe "Looks Down in the Gathering Shadow."
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