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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Over how many days does Silent Snow, Secret Snow take place?
2. How do the doctor's questions make Paul feel?
3. After his father indicates concern, what does Paul think of the doctor's questioning?
4. Which one of the following descriptions is used to describe a part of Paul's room in Part 4?
5. When does Paul's doctor appointment take place in Part 3?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1Paul'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?
Essay Topic 2Describe the origin of Paul's secret, explaining each part of it in detail and why it is significant. Also, explain any metaphors the author uses to portray the impact of the events leading up to Paul's discovery.
Essay Topic 3As Paul withdraws into his room, his mother follows him and opens the door, interrupting the snow's agenda and signaling the final events of the story. 1) Describe the way Paul's mother is perceived by both Paul and the snow, and how those perceptions display the extreme illogical state he is in. 2) What is Paul's response to his mother, and how does the way he reaches for his response indicate his separation from life? 3) Why is Paul's mother unable to help him? How is Paul completely detached from himself at this point? How does the way he responds to his mother represent the final barrier between him and the snow? 4) Explain the way Paul thinks after he rejects his mother's help, what is strange about it and what it eventually leads to. What is the last thing that Paul sees, and how does it reflect the length of the story?
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