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Silent Snow, Secret Snow Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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?



Essay Topics

Why is the time and setting of Paul's examination significant? Describe the way the room is set up, according to Paul, what each part of it represents for him and how it contributes to his overall attitude and opinion of the examination itself. Also, explain why Paul is distracted and what his mind is focused on that causes him to wonder about each moment as it passes.

Analyze the setting of the story and the total length of time that transpires during it. Explain why Aiken chose this setting and time, including examples from from the story to illustrate the ways they both enhance it.

Describe the confusion Paul experiences on his way home from school, what causes it, and why it happens close to his own house. What does the confusion cause him to wonder about? How does it make him more anxious and impatient? What does the confusion actually represent, and why is it important to the character's state of mind?

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