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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What emotion is Paul filled with as his mother grabs him?
2. How does the snow rise to the ceiling of Paul's room?
(a) Like a geyser.
(b) Like a fountain.
(c) Like a gunshot.
(d) Like a rocket.
3. How do the doctor's questions make Paul feel?
(a) Like a pet cat.
(b) Like a lowly snake.
(c) Like a deer in hunting season.
(d) Like a trained seal.
4. How does Paul think of his mother's expression as she becomes more disturbed by his answers?
(a) He thinks it is unfortunate.
(b) He thinks it is exactly what he hoped for.
(c) He thinks it is unnecessary.
(d) He thinks it is warranted.
5. As the snow continues to consume Paul's life, what is the second instruction he is given?
(a) Sit up.
(b) Stand up.
(c) Lie down.
(d) Sit down.
6. What is the snow planning to take the place of?
(a) The bed.
(c) The floor.
7. How is the floor described in Part 4?
(a) As a little stage.
(b) As a large raft.
(c) As a little raft.
(d) As a large stage.
8. How does the snow approach the floor in the last part of the story?
(a) It flattens itself out.
(b) It streamlines toward one spot.
(c) It makes a funnel and then descends.
(d) It rushes frantically.
9. How is the doctor grinning at Paul?
10. What does the doctor confirm with Paul before proceeding to the end of the examination?
(a) That he has never felt this strange before.
(b) That he is not seeing anything unusual.
(c) That he is not aware of the questions he will ask.
(d) That he will answer his questions.
11. What command does Paul direct toward his mother in Part 4?
(a) Stop the snow!
(b) Look at the snow!
(c) Go away!
(d) Stay here!
12. What will the snow do once Paul joins it?
(a) Make sure that no one will interfere.
(b) Make sure that everyone knows about it.
(c) Make Paul forget about how white the snow is.
(d) Make Paul remembers the sunlight again.
13. What fills the night as the author describes?
(a) A prolonged anger.
(b) A prolonged sibilance.
(c) A prolonged intrusion.
(d) A prolonged silence.
14. What does Paul's world become at the end of the story?
(a) A still picture of snow.
(b) A rotating mirage of snow.
(c) A disappearing image of snow.
(d) A moving screen of snow.
15. What does Paul catch a glimpse of as he ponders the doctor's question?
(a) The beads of light on the window pane.
(b) The beads of light along the wall.
(c) The beads of light in his mother's eyes.
(d) The beads of light in the doctor's eyes.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of dance begins at the front of Paul's room?
2. What does the doctor ask Paul after he establishes their friendship?
3. What is the snow doing as it overtakes Paul's room in the beginning of the last part?
4. How is the snow's presence different during Paul's examination?
5. How does Paul feel when he is rushed at by his mother?
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