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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How is the life Paul used to live labeled in the ending of the story?
2. From where does the snow speak to Paul as he jumps into his bed?
3. Where does the new stream of flakes come from in Paul's room?
4. What does the doctor confirm with Paul before proceeding to the end of the examination?
5. What kind of tone do Paul's parents adopt with the doctor?
Essay Topic 1
What does the lesson Paul is sitting in contrast? Why does the author choose this as the place to start his story? In detail, describe the ways that Miss Buell's lesson provides a representation of reality and how Paul is lost in another world. How is the topic of the lesson significant? Why does it help the reader to understand Paul's fascination with snow? Use specific examples of events from Part 1 to support your analysis.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
The doctor's examination is a crucial turning point in the story, and for Paul.
1) Describe the doctor's personality and characteristics. How do they add to his ability to evaluate Paul accurately?
2) Describe Paul's interpretation of the doctor and his actions. How does he view himself in comparison to the doctor? Why?
3) What is the major discovery that the doctor makes about Paul? How does he make it? Why does the author choose this character to make it, and how is it important to the story?
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