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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 does Paul now view the bare roofs?
(a) As his imagination.
(b) As his reward.
(c) As his failure.
(d) As his reality.
2. What does Paul call the balanced stones?
(a) A perpetual wonder.
(b) A sign of weakness.
(c) A sign of strength.
(d) A perpetual horror.
3. What does the grocer's shop have in its window?
(a) A cardboard sign.
(b) A cardboard man.
(c) A plastic man.
(d) A plastic sign.
4. What is it becoming harder to do for Paul?
(a) Go to sleep.
(b) Face the sun.
(c) Stay warm.
(d) Get out of bed.
5. Why is the birdhouse empty?
(a) It is the wrong time of year for wrens.
(b) It is too warm for the birds.
(c) It is too small for the birds.
(d) It is the wrong time of year for robins.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Paul notice about his window as he stands underneath it in Part 2?
2. What does Paul view his secret as?
3. What has happened to the river as Paul crosses it on his way home?
4. What causes Paul to think about his secret?
5. What do the postman's steps have the first time that Paul's secret appears?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Paul's last response to his mother surprisingly looked at in his own mind?
2. What is noticeably different in the tone and pace of Part 4?
3. What is significant about the elm tree Paul passes?
4. What does Paul think happened when the dog walked through the wet cement?
5. Who is Deirdre, and what does she illustrate for Paul?
6. When does the doctor's visit take place in Part 3, and why is the timing significant?
7. What is the interruption that occurs in Part 4, and how is it received?
8. How does Paul feel during the doctor's questioning, and what does he compare himself to?
9. How is the origin of the secret revealed in Part 1?
10. How does Paul view his mother's concern at his disturbing behavior toward the end of Part 3?
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