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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Mel become frustrated?
(a) He cannot open the wine bottle.
(b) His wife is constantly interrupting him.
(c) He has difficulty remembering things.
(d) He has trouble understanding the emotional aspects of the heart.

2. Who ultimately provides the most insight into what love really means?
(a) Terri.
(b) Nick.
(c) Laura.
(d) Mel.

3. Which character is encouraged by the end of the story?
(a) No one.
(b) Mel.
(c) Laura.
(d) Terri.

4. Which of the following literary devices does the author use in his story?
(a) Foreshadowing.
(b) Allusion.
(c) Anthropomorphism.
(d) Synecdoche.

5. What effect may the alcohol have had on everyone besides Mel?
(a) They may have realized how ridiculous their ideas are.
(b) They may have become more inhibited.
(c) They may have started to feel sick.
(d) They may have had a spike in blood sugar.

6. What aspects of the heart does Mel understand?
(a) The emotional nuances.
(b) The connotation.
(c) The concept of healing one broken by unrequited love.
(d) The physical properties.

7. Why does Mel's behavior worsen throughout the story?
(a) He drinks more and more.
(b) He likes the sun coming in through the window.
(c) He likes the moonlight.
(d) He is humbled by the narrator.

8. Where are the other characters when Mel begins to talk about love?
(a) The author does not say.
(b) At the table.
(c) At a restaurant.
(d) Outdoors.

9. What literary tool is used in the story of the old couple and Mel and Terri's relationship?
(a) Imagery.
(b) Anthropomorphism.
(c) Alliteration.
(d) Parallelism.

10. The alcohol in the story has a _________________ effect on the characters.
(a) Passionate.
(b) Animated.
(c) Enlightening.
(d) Depressing.

11. According to the author, what characteristics are typically granted to the heart?
(a) Compassion and tenderness.
(b) Cold and unloving.
(c) Understanding and cognition.
(d) Emotional and romantic.

12. In which part of the story does the narrator mention where the characters are from?
(a) In the beginning.
(b) The narrator does not mention it at all.
(c) In the final paragraph.
(d) In the middle.

13. After Mel finished his story, who does the narrator think knows the meaning of true love?
(a) No one.
(b) Ed.
(c) Laura.
(d) Terri.

14. How many stages of love are there, according to the author?
(a) Two.
(b) It is unclear.
(c) Ten.
(d) Only one.

15. What term best describes Mel's nature?
(a) Introverted.
(b) Appreciative.
(c) Passionate.
(d) Considerate.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the characters seems to realize first that Mel's desire to experience real love is not yet fulfilled?

2. What time of day does this story end?

3. Which character has the dominant role in the story?

4. How are the two couples different from other people in a relationship?

5. Why does Mel begin telling his story?

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