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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Paul's world become at the end of the story?
2. How does Paul think of his mother's expression as she becomes more disturbed by his answers?
3. What does the snow do once it reaches the ceiling?
4. What is the snow planning to take the place of?
5. What does Paul look to for reassurance before he tells his parents about his secret?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why does the author choose snow as the secret that Paul is drawn to? Provide an in-depth analysis of the author's decision and what the snow represents, including its characteristics and the specific ways it is used to display Paul's larger problems.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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?
This section contains 320 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)