Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many posts are at the gateway Paul encounters?
2. Why did Paul put his hand into the bark of the elm tree?
3. What does Paul imagine was NOT recorded as the dog walked through the wet cement?
4. In Part 1, what is Miss Buell talking about as Paul remembers his secret?
5. What happens to the cobblestones as Paul's secret progresses?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Paul view his mother's concern at his disturbing behavior toward the end of Part 3?
2. What is noticeably different in the tone and pace of Part 4?
3. What are two examples of how Paul views the outside world on his walk home from school?
4. How does the doctor attempt to earn Paul's trust and cooperation?
5. What is Paul's thought process as he observes the gateway?
6. How does Paul describe his walk home in Part 2, and why?
7. Where is the snow when Paul first sees it during the examination?
8. When does the doctor's visit take place in Part 3, and why is the timing significant?
9. How does the way Paul feels at the end of his walk contrast with the way he did at the beginning?
10. How does Paul speak to his mother in Part 4, and where does he get the words?
Paul's mother is an important element to the story.
1) Describe her role in the story as it develops. Which of her characteristics stood out to you the most? Why?
2) Explain the similarities and differences between Paul's mother and father and the way they are both depicted in the story. Which one has a stronger place in Paul's life? Why?
Describe how Paul's mood and mannerisms change during his examination. What are the events that cause him to change so dramatically? How do his responses contribute to his change? Explain in detail the way Paul feels as the questions become more and more insistent and how he is processing them.
In an analysis of Paul's walk home from school in Part 2, provide answers to the following:
1) What are three examples of things that Paul sees, and how do they represent the character's state of mind?
2) How is the snow used to counter reality? Describe the way Paul views the snow in comparison to the real things he encounters.
3) What is his general impression of the outside world? How has it changed, and why?
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