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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is it strange for Mother to keep servants?
(a) She can't afford it.
(b) She lives in a bad part of town.
(c) Her house is small.
(d) Her children are grown.

2. Who does Mother like to lord over?
(a) Her children.
(b) Everyone in town.
(c) Her siblings.
(d) Her husband.

3. Who often buys toys for the children?
(a) Paul.
(b) Mother.
(c) Father.
(d) The nanny.

4. What never seems to be enough for Mother?
(a) Her children.
(b) Her marriage.
(c) Her money.
(d) All of these.

5. What does Paul think he has found through the betting?
(a) Success.
(b) Luck.
(c) Love.
(d) Money.

6. Who has helped Barrett make his fortune?
(a) God.
(b) Paul.
(c) Joan.
(d) Olliver.

7. What is Barrett's job?
(a) Lawyer.
(b) Gardener.
(c) Cook.
(d) Butler.

8. What does Joan do when Paul tells his uncle what she taught him?
(a) Laughs.
(b) Hits him.
(c) Runs away.
(d) Blushes.

9. How is Paul described as a child?
(a) Morbid.
(b) Absent.
(c) Peaceful.
(d) Intense.

10. What does Paul's uncle do when Paul makes his first bet?
(a) All of these.
(b) Yells.
(c) Sighs.
(d) Laughs.

11. What does Mother say was her biggest mistake?
(a) Getting married.
(b) Learning to sing.
(c) Not going to school.
(d) Having children.

12. What makes Mother such an unlikable character?
(a) She is young.
(b) She doesn't like her children.
(c) She is manipulative.
(d) She is not pretty.

13. Who does Mother blame for her lack of success in life?
(a) Her children.
(b) Her parents.
(c) Her husband.
(d) Herself.

14. Why does Mother say she is not successful?
(a) Her husband is unlucky.
(b) She has a short attention span.
(c) Her family is dead.
(d) She was never sent to school.

15. How does Barrett describe Paul's talent?
(a) Magical.
(b) Maniacal.
(c) Managable.
(d) Mystical.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to Paul's eyes when he plays with his favorite toy?

2. What is Paul's favorite toy?

3. What is strange about what Paul makes his first bet on with his Uncle?

4. What is Paul's main motivation?

5. How does Paul hope to win his mother's love?

(see the answer keys)

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