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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Jack thinking as he gazes at the wasp nest?
(a) One of the smallest he has ever seen
(b) Symbolic of his life's experiences
(c) Danny will be in danger while playing on the lawn
(d) The bug bomb might not be effective

2. Why is Jack ranting before Danny provides the answer?
(a) Wendy's expensive wristwatch is missing
(b) The movers broke at least 6 things
(c) The VW fuel pump has failed
(d) He cannot locate the trunk labeled

3. What is Wendy thinking about the 1926 Overlook elevator?
(a) It is too small
(b) It is well maintained
(c) It is unsafe
(d) It is quaint

4. Where do Wendy and Jack find Danny?
(a) In the equipment shed
(b) In the topiary
(c) In the basement
(d) At the top of the stairs with a bruised neck

5. What is the "bad thing" the maid is showing Hallorann?
(a) The kitchen
(b) Room 217
(c) The lobby
(d) The pool

6. What random thought comes to Jack when reading about the costume ball?
(a) The red death held sway over all
(b) Wendy's mother should wear a mask
(c) Al Shockley is a true friend
(d) He wants to return to Stovington

7. What does Jack think about when he takes a break from trimming the topiary animals and goes to the playground?
(a) He thinks about Danny's friend, Tony
(b) He thinks about Wendy's mother
(c) He thinks about his life in Vermont
(d) He thinks about his life with his alcoholic father

8. Why is Stuart Ullman hiring Jack to be caretaker of the Overlook?
(a) Because of the influence of Albert Shockley
(b) He knows Jack needs the money
(c) He likes Jack's attitude
(d) He wants to give Jack a chance

9. What happens as Danny stands at the bedroom window at 2 AM?
(a) He sees a deserted street
(b) He hears only soft breezes.
(c) He sees Jack passed out on the sidewalk.
(d) He sees vandals once again puncture VW tires

10. What is the surprise item for Danny when he returns from the store?
(a) Some new books
(b) Pictures of him with Hallorann
(c) 3 dead wasps
(d) A wasp nest

11. Why did Danny lock the bathroom door?
(a) Tony tells him to
(b) To keep Wendy out
(c) He hears voices coming that way
(d) He is afraid of the wasps

12. How does Jack's father kill his mother?
(a) He suffocates her
(b) He poisons her
(c) He pushes her down the stairs
(d) He hits her full force in the face and the back of the head, and cracking open her skull

13. What does Jack see in the bathroom of Room 217 the second time he looks?
(a) A woman's shape in the tub
(b) Hallorann's body
(c) A bathtub of blood
(d) Nothing again

14. What is the last town before Overlook?
(a) Sidewinder Pass
(b) Stovington
(c) Ullman Township
(d) Rexall

15. How does Danny feel while he sits with his parents in the Overlook lobby?
(a) Content
(b) Excited
(c) Too tired for people watching
(d) Worried

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Wendy think as she, Danny, and Jack watch the snow fall?

2. What 3 words does Danny say as Jack is shaking him?

3. Why is Jack mocking George?

4. What indicates to Wendy that all is not right with Danny?

5. How many guest rooms in the Overlook?

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