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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. Why does Mr. Holmes leave the mill by an indirect route?
(a) So he won't run into Margret.
(b) To lock the doors.
(c) To check the plumbing.
(d) To check the lights.

2. Who is the only one who feeds the caged chicken in Margret's office?
(a) Mr. Pike.
(b) Dr. Knowles.
(c) Margret.
(d) Mr. Holmes.

3. What does Margret hope people will know from her story?
(a) The anguish of the time in which she lived.
(b) How smart she was.
(c) The excitement of war.
(d) How wonderful her parents were.

4. How does Margret get to her office?
(a) An escalator.
(b) An elevator.
(c) A winding staircase.
(d) A steep ladder.

5. What does Margret make particular note of regarding the ledger?
(a) The leather binding.
(b) The paper stock.
(c) The meticulous writing.
(d) The ink color.

Short Answer Questions

1. What keeps Joe from interacting with the people he sees on the street?

2. Of whom does Tiger remind Margret?

3. How long has Dr. Knowles known Margret?

4. Which of the following is NOT part of Margret's trip to return home?

5. Who is the narrator of the story?

Short Essay Questions

1. In addition to Margret's engagement, what other good fortune occurs for the Howths on Christmas Day?

2. What are the overt and subtle conclusions for the main characters?

3. What is the point of view of the story?

4. How does the author describe the differences in the way Lois and Holmes perceive the world?

5. What has prompted Margret to write the story?

6. What is revealed about Joe's crime as he talks to Mr. Holmes?

7. What is Margret's demeanor and outlook these days?

8. What does it do to the story when the author introduces Mr. Holmes' point of view in Chapter 10?

9. What is Lois' impression of Miss Herne as she passes by Lois' wagon?

10. How does Margret treat Mr. Holmes when he shows up at the Howth home on Christmas Eve?

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