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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. Who is the black man who works for the Howth family?
(a) George.
(b) Jacob.
(c) Sam.
(d) Joel.

2. Who stares at Margret as she reads?
(a) Joey Meldrum.
(b) Mr. Howth.
(c) Mrs. Howth.
(d) Dr. Knowles.

3. What does Mr. Holmes think about as he passes Margret's door?
(a) The mill's profits.
(b) The visions he had had of Margret as his wife.
(c) His luncheon appointment.
(d) Miss Herne.

4. Who is buying the mill from Dr. Knowles?
(a) Mr. Holmes and Mr. Pike.
(b) Mr. Holmes and Mr. Herne.
(c) Mr. Herne and Mr. Pike.
(d) Mr. Holmes and Mr. Howth.

5. What is Mr. Holmes aware of as he sits in his room?
(a) How quiet the mill is at night.
(b) His labored breathing.
(c) The sound of a nearby train.
(d) Margaret is in an office on the floor beneath him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mr. Holmes knows that he would be ____________ with Margret as his wife.

2. What sound makes Margret's heart pause?

3. Who follows Margret home?

4. What is Margret glad that her father cannot see?

5. What does Margret do before going to bed?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Mr. Holmes so depressed about the imminent approach of Christmas?

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

3. Explain the irony of Mr. Holmes' behavior toward Joe and the ultimate destruction of the mill.

4. What was Dr. Knowles' reason for taking Margret to the abandoned tavern?

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

6. How does Margret explain how Dr. Knowles always watches her?

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

8. How is Mr. Holmes conflicted in his marriage decision?

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

10. How does the author establish the bleak setting for the story and its protagonist's purpose for telling it?

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