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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What item does Alys remove from the bottom of her trunk so that Claire may smell its scent?
(a) A bouquet of dandelions.
(b) A bouquet of beach roses.
(c) A bouquet of sunflowers.
(d) A bouquet of chrysanthemums.
2. Whose death provides Claire with a lesson about mortality before the death of Tall Andras's mother?
(a) An old fisherman who dies in his sleep.
(b) Old Benedikt.
3. What is a selkie?
(a) A mythical mermaid creature.
(b) A mythical narwhal creature.
(c) A mythical seal creature.
(d) A mythical walrus creature.
4. What do the villagers call the act of leaving the village?
(a) Climbing out.
5. Though Claire does not remember how old she is, what does Alys judge Claire's age to be when she arrives in the village?
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Claire do with the signalling rock before she throws it down to Einar?
2. What is the most severe injury Claire receives as a result of the bird attack?
3. How many rocks does Einar have Claire add to her sack each day before she runs the hillside path?
4. What does Einar mean when he tells Claire that he had been a wife to his father "in other ways too terrible to mention"? (206).
5. What is the most frightening aspect of Trademaster's appearance, according to Claire?
Short Essay Questions
1. What examples of Einar's father's abuse within Einar's story involve Alys?
2. What idea does Einar get after seeing Claire hold Bryn's baby?
3. Why do Bethan, Delwyth, and Eira stop playing a pretend game involving babies and instead switch to playing tea party?
4. What does Einar name as his primary strategy in surviving the abuse at his father's hand?
5. What elements of the job of fisherman make it dangerous for villagers who undertake the position?
6. What is Trademaster's attitude toward Claire's longing for her son?
7. What advice does Alys give to Tall Andras when he expresses a romantic interest in Claire?
8. What exercises does Einar give Claire to do until the winter is over?
9. Though Alys is childless herself, what experience does she have that qualifies her for the care of Claire upon Claire's arrival in the village?
10. What is revealed about the relationship of Old Benedikt and Alys?
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