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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Paul respond when the doctor asks how he is feeling?
2. As Paul notices in Part 3, what color is the chair?
3. How do Paul's parents feel as they talk with the doctor?
4. How is the life Paul used to live labeled in the ending of the story?
5. As Paul reads in Part 3, who is the son of Cronus?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the snow's role in Paul's examination, and how does it appear different than it did earlier? What does the snow do for the first time in Part 3, and how does that display a severe problem for Paul? What effect does the snow have on Paul while he is being questioned, and what are the orders it gives him? What do they reveal?
Essay Topic 2
Describe 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 3
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.
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