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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 kind of gemstone is the phoenix-stone said to be in the Prologue: “Fire”?
(a) A ruby
(b) A sapphire
(c) A diamond
(d) A fire opal

2. What month is it said to be when Clara awakens on her birthday in Part One: “Fog,” Chapter 1?
(a) December
(b) January
(c) September
(d) November

3. Lizzie Rose is surprised to discover that the puppet she takes to give to Parsefall in Part One: “Fog,” Chapter 17 looks just like whom?
(a) Mrs. Pinchbeck
(b) Mrs. Wintermute
(c) Clara
(d) Agnes

4. Each of the women that Cassandra sees in the mirror in Part One: “Fog,” Chapter 7 die in what way?
(a) They are each shot
(b) They each drown
(c) They burn to death
(d) They are hanged

5. What is the title of Part One: “Fog,” Chapter 25?
(a) The Legacy
(b) The Rocking Chair
(c) Of Purse Strings and Puppet Strings
(d) A Member of the Audience

Short Answer Questions

1. What puppetry show do Lizzie Rose and Parsefall go to see in Part One: “Fog,” Chapter 21?

2. How does Clara feel about performing as a puppet in Part One: “Fog,” Chapter 23?

3. What does Cassandra hit with the mirror instead of the phoenix-stone in the end of the Prologue: “Fire”?

4. What is the title of Part One: “Fog,” Chapter 23?

5. Where had Clara first encountered Grisini’s puppet-stage, according to the narrator in Part One: “Fog,” Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Lizzie Rose and Parsefall respond when learning of the tragedy that befell Clara’s siblings in Part One: “Fog,” Chapter 3?

2. What objects from Grisini’s room does Lizzie Rose display for Parsefall in Part One: “Fog,” Chapter 20?

3. What part of Clara’s birthday party is she most looking forward to in the beginning of Part One: “Fog,” Chapter 1?

4. What information does Mrs. Pinchbeck relate to Lizzie Rose of Grisini’s past in Part One: “Fog,” Chapter 9?

5. What actions does Cassandra consider and commit regarding the dilemma she faces in the Prologue: “Fire”?

6. How is Lizzie Rose’s character described when she is introduced in Part One: “Fog,” Chapter 2?

7. Whom does Clara encounter on her way to bed in Part One: “Fog,” Chapter 5? How is this exchange described?

8. What leads up to the physical confrontation between Lizzie Rose and Grisini in Part One: “Fog,” Chapter 15?

9. What are Parsefall’s impressions of the Wintermute home when he arrives in Part One: “Fog,” Chapter 3?

10. What happens when Dr. Wintermute goes to Lizzie Rose’s room at the boarding house in Part One: “Fog,” Chapter 26?

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