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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 emotion describes how Will is feeling when he wakes on Midwinter Day?
(a) Sadness.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Contentment.
(d) Terror.

2. Why doesn't Will go near the family's two dogs?
(a) He fears they will reject him.
(b) The dogs are ill.
(c) He doesn't like them.
(d) They snarled at him.

3. On Christmas Eve, what emotion is running through the Stanton family?
(a) Horror.
(b) Sadness.
(c) Love.
(d) Delight.

4. What symbols are on the horseshoes that John Smith puts on the mare?
(a) The symbol of Christmas.
(b) The same as the symbol on his ornament.
(c) The symbol of the church.
(d) The symbol of the Dark.

5. What does John Smith tell Will about Hunter's Combe?
(a) That nothing can harm him along the road.
(b) That the road is good for everyone who comes along it.
(c) That nothing good comes along the road.
(d) That the road is filled with snow and to be safe.

Short Answer Questions

1. What impulsive comment does Will shout out to the bus conductor as he gets off the bus two days after his birthday?

2. What does Will pin over the door on Christmas Eve?

3. What happens to Merriman when Will starts talking to Max?

4. Who demands that Will show the first sign to him?

5. What does Mrs. Stanton call the old cardboard container?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Merriman disgusted that Will calls the road he was on "Tramp's Alley"?

2. How does Will try to warn Old George Dawson about Maggie being an agent of the Dark?

3. What are the parallels between the Rider's black stallion and the white mare that Will commands?

4. Why is the Rider unable to take the Walker and Will?

5. How does Will demonstrate his immaturity when the Dark begins to rise?

6. What affect does the Lady have on Will's emotions and behavior?

7. What are the end results of Will's actions at the manor?

8. What is the importance of the Rider asking Will to break bread with him?

9. What does the Walker mean when he states, "It's so heavy...I've been carrying it for so long."

10. What is the significance of the fat lady's comments about the weather?

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