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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. The author writes about his teaching experience at Harvard that "the danger of pluralism is that it becomes ______."
(a) Factionalism.
(b) Egalitarianism.
(c) Fascism.
(d) Anarchism.

2. In the White Tower what has an heavy oak door?
(a) The Outer Ward.
(b) Little Ease.
(c) The palace.
(d) The Norman chapel.

3. What is Dudley Knott's wife's name?
(a) Yvonne.
(b) Marge.
(c) Margie.
(d) Katty.

4. What illness did Dudley Knott battle just before the author met him and they became friends?
(a) Prostate Cancer.
(b) Lung Cancer.
(c) Parkinson's Disease.
(d) Leukemia.

5. Which was the employer of the driver who later gave the author the license plate with the encouraging word imprinted on it that the author saw passing on the road?
(a) A church.
(b) A hospital.
(c) A school.
(d) A bank.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author what batters and shapes us in all sorts of ways?

2. What is the Little Ease?

3. In "The White Tower", the author describes his father as the young man in the gray slacks and maroon _______.

4. The author likens the way we scurry through life to ____, in how we keep busy, busy, ignoring the big things while small things loom large.

5. In Part Two, the author describes his memory of the color of the shallows in the Gulf Stream on the island as ___.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Naya?

2. Why did the author like having Dudley Knott as a friend?

3. Who goes to Bermuda with the author when he is a child and how does he describe their arrival in Bermuda?

4. How did the author feel about his kids once they were older and how did this affect his life once they left home as adults?

5. What events from the author's life most fit the title for Part Two of "Telling Secrets?"

6. How does the author connect his feelings to what he describes about the Tower in London?

7. How do our other selves develop as explained in Part Two of "Telling Secrets?"

8. Why does the author go to Bermuda as a child?

9. What did trying to help his daughter reveal to the author about his emotional state?

10. What differences did the author write about among Union students as well as what they all shared?

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