The Story of My Life Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Helen's patrons in London and Philadelphia work to have done for Helen?
(a) Exams translated.
(b) Textbooks embossed in raised print.
(c) Another interpreter besides Anne.
(d) Girls her own age who learned fingerspelling.

2. What does Helen indicate is the only thing that great poetry needs for interpretation?
(a) Laborious comments.
(b) Impositions of the reader.
(c) Odorous analysis.
(d) A responsive heart.

3. How old was Helen when she was able to fingerspell, read raised print, read Braille and speak English?
(a) 18.
(b) 15.
(c) 13.
(d) 11.

4. What season was it during chapter twelve?
(a) Winter.
(b) Summer.
(c) Fall.
(d) Spring.

5. What types of books did Helen dislike reading?
(a) Fables where animals are made to act or talk like people.
(b) Poetry, particularly romantic poets.
(c) The Bible.
(d) Greek mythology.

6. How did Helen feel about the Bible when she was a child?
(a) It was too simple for her.
(b) It bored her.
(c) She loves the good she finds in it.
(d) The brutality is too much for her.

7. What did Helen want to learn in the spring of 1890?
(a) How to read.
(b) How to write.
(c) How to speak.
(d) How to ride a horse.

8. What did Mr. Gilman want Anne and Helen to do?
(a) Work harder in her subjects.
(b) Stay at his school more than two years.
(c) Leave his school.
(d) Hire additional tutors.

9. How old was Helen when she had her first public controversy?
(a) 11.
(b) 15.
(c) 8.
(d) 18.

10. What made math more difficult for Helen?
(a) She did not understand math.
(b) Anne was not allowed to translate in the math classes.
(c) She refused to put forth the effort as she did not enjoy the subject.
(d) The books were not ready for her.

11. How did Helen learn to talk?
(a) She read the words while the teacher fingerspelled how to make the words.
(b) She made noises and the teacher corrected her mouth and tongue positions with her hands.
(c) She felt the positions of Fuller's tongue and lips as she made sounds.
(d) She held her hand on Fuller's throat and felt the vibrations.

12. Which of the following subjects was not one Helen studied during her time in New York?
(a) Geography.
(b) Italian.
(c) French.
(d) German.

13. What was Helen's favorite sport?
(a) Tobogganing.
(b) Skiing.
(c) Ice Skating.
(d) Sledding.

14. Why were the algebra and geometry sections of Helen's final exams difficult for Helen?
(a) They had used a different type of Braille than what she had been taught.
(b) They were subjects she always had difficulty with.
(c) Anne was not able to clarify or translate for her.
(d) They were not translated into Braille at all.

15. What did Anne do to help Helen get over her writer's block?
(a) Told her to write the story of her life.
(b) Had her write in a personal journal.
(c) Had her write a letter of apology
(d) Had her write a poem.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following questions is not answered in chapter twelve?

2. What was the name of the original story?

3. Why did Helen wait an additional year before she entered Radcliffe?

4. Why might it not be surprising that Helen learned to like studying Latin?

5. Why did Helen and Anne decide she should attend the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf?

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