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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How many houses does Paul discover come before his own on the street?
2. How many posts are at the gateway Paul encounters?
3. What does the rhythm of the postman's steps say when Paul's secret reveals itself?
(a) Peace, closeness, and cold.
(b) Peace, closeness, and warmth.
(c) Peace, remoteness, and cold.
(d) Peace, remoteness, and warmth.
4. What is the most distressing feature of Paul's secret?
(a) The conflict between him and his mother and father.
(b) The inability to respond to his mother and father.
(c) The embarrassment of his mother and father.
(d) The inability to hear his mother and father.
5. What is Paul NOT doing, as his mother points out in Part 1?
(a) Following the rules.
(d) Walking straight.
6. What does Paul compare his secret to in the beginning of the story?
(a) A beautiful trinket.
(b) A beautiful basket.
(c) A beautiful day.
(d) A beautiful picture.
7. What does Paul's mother get for him to help with his new vagueness?
(b) A bell.
(c) A new set of shutters.
(d) A new lamp.
8. How does Deidre smile at Paul after he answers the question in class?
9. According to what Paul reads, how is Mrs. Amelia D. Cravath cured of her illness?
(a) By Cooper's Ointment.
(b) By Casey's Ointment.
(c) By Crowley's Ointment.
(d) By Caley's Ointment.
10. What does Paul call the balanced stones?
(a) A sign of strength.
(b) A sign of weakness.
(c) A perpetual wonder.
(d) A perpetual horror.
11. What does Paul imagine while looking through his window?
(a) That he can see his father.
(b) That he can see his mother.
(c) That he can see his bedroom wall.
(d) That he can see himself.
12. What shape are the stones balanced on top of the gateway posts?
13. What word does Paul use to depict the walk home in the beginning of Part 2?
14. What does Paul state that his secret gives him?
(a) A door to close.
(b) A door to walk through.
(c) A wall to hide behind.
(d) A wall to stand up against.
15. What does Paul contemplate about the following morning in Part 2?
(a) If he will hear the postman.
(b) If the postman will skip his house.
(c) If the postman will have trouble finding his house with all the snow.
(d) If the postman will knock louder than usual.
Short Answer Questions
1. What cannot compare with the snow, according to Paul?
2. What does Paul cover up in the cement with his foot?
3. How does Paul describe the coin that matches his secret?
4. What does Paul imagine was NOT recorded as the dog walked through the wet cement?
5. How does Paul remember hearing the postman that morning?
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