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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. How is the cement sidewalk designed, according to Paul's description?
(a) In a striped pattern.
(b) In a haphazard pattern.
(c) In geometrical trapezoids.
(d) In geometrical parallelograms.
2. What does Paul think the snow is in Part 2?
(a) A restrictive nightmare.
(b) A paralyzing beauty.
(c) A pointless distraction.
(d) As necessary requirement.
3. How many houses does Paul discover come before his own on the street?
4. How long is the class that Paul is in at the beginning of the story?
(a) A half hour.
(b) An hour.
(c) An hour and a half.
(d) Forty minutes.
5. What is of the utmost significance to Paul, with regard to his secret?
(a) To remain selfish.
(b) To remain resolute.
(c) To remain generous.
(d) To remain focused.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Paul look past the snow to see in answering Miss Buell's question?
2. How many footsteps before the knock at the door does Paul hear on the morning of Part 1?
3. How are the bricks laid in the sidewalks?
4. How does Paul remember hearing the postman that morning?
5. What has happened to the river as Paul crosses it on his way home?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Paul feel about his parents in Part 1 in relation to his secret?
2. How does the snow take over Paul's room, according to the author's description?
3. How does Paul view the snow at the beginning of Part 4?
4. What are some of the descriptions Paul uses to explain how important his secret is in Part 1?
5. What is the last thing that Paul sees and hears before the story ends?
6. What is becoming more difficult for Paul to do, as he describes in Part 2?
7. How does Paul describe his walk home in Part 2, and why?
8. What does Paul begin to wonder about as he stands in front of his house?
9. How does Deirdre react to Paul's intelligence, and what does that symbolize?
10. How does the way Paul feels at the end of his walk contrast with the way he did at the beginning?
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