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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 is the name of Margret's long lost dog?
(a) Rex.
(b) Chuckie.
(c) Tiger.
(d) Sam.

2. Where is Mr. Holmes to meet Dr. Knowles?
(a) The abandoned school building.
(b) The library.
(c) The cafe.
(d) The mill.

3. Margret starts work at the mill on what day?
(a) The day after Christmas.
(b) Memorial Day.
(c) Her 20th birthday.
(d) The day after she graduates high school.

4. Which of the following is NOT an element of the Howth household?
(a) Illness.
(b) Security.
(c) Despair.
(d) Poverty.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mr. Holmes do after leaving the office at night?

2. Why is the money from the mill such a powerful lure for Mr. Holmes?

3. From what ages did Lois work at the mill?

4. Who is the author of MARGRET HOWTH: A STORY OF TO-DAY?

5. What does Dr. Knowles tell Mr. Holmes he has been doing today?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the climax of the story as presented in Chapter 6?

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

3. What does the author say as she begins Chapter 11?

4. Who does Mr. Holmes encounter when he returns to the mill after speaking to Margret?

5. How does the author reveal about Lois' character and her spirituality?

6. What is the first that Margret hears of the mill being sold?

7. Margaret realizes that someone follows her home? Who is it an why is he following her?

8. What literary technique does the author use when writing this sentence: "These churches lifted their hard, stone faces insolently, registering their yearly alms in the morning journals."

9. How does Mr. Holmes wrestle with his old and new persona?

10. What are the indications that the Howth family has been struggling with poverty since Mr. Howth's blindness?

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