The Thirteenth Tale Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is peculiar about the many interviews given by Vida Winter?
(a) She has never told the truth about her life.
(b) She will never speak for more than thirty minutes.
(c) She finds it fun to make every reporter cry.
(d) She prides herself on her honesty, despite her painful past.

2. How did Merrily get her name?
(a) Her mother had a clear, contagious laugh.
(b) Her parents named her Merrily.
(c) When she was little, she sang the song called "Merrily, Happily, Longingly."
(d) Her name was Mary Leigh, and she laughed often.

3. What is one distinctive feature about Angelfield when Margaret first explores it?
(a) Two black cats dart in and out of her vision as she walks the grounds.
(b) There are beautiful stained glass windows.
(c) It is in perfect shape except for a few broken windows.
(d) There is no roof.

4. When Vida Winter cries out a name, Margaret realizes that she and Winter have something in common. What is it?
(a) They have both studied spells of "dark arts" from the 13th century.
(b) Neither had a happy childhood because of an emotionless mother.
(c) They both grieve the loss of a twin.
(d) They are related; both share a common ancestor.

5. Margaret receives a letter from her father with something enclosed. What is it?
(a) A necklace from her mother.
(b) A letter from a lawyer.
(c) An artice about Vida Winter's disease.
(d) An old picture of Isabelle and Charlie as young children.

6. What is Margaret's opinion about Vida Winter's writing?
(a) She loves it, and spends days doing nothing else but reading Winter's books.
(b) She is frustrated by the happy endings and predictable plots.
(c) She likes the writing, but has no interest in meeting WInter.
(d) She is surprised that Winter seems to have stolen one on Margaret's stories.

7. What does Merrily often do while she is hanging clothes or doing housework?
(a) Chats with Isabelle Angelfield.
(b) Sets her baby outside in her yard.
(c) Asks the Angelfield twins to babysit.
(d) Tells ghost stories that frighten the twins.

8. What is surprising about the appearance of the letter for Margaret?
(a) Each line is in a new color of ink.
(b) The type is faint and barely recognizable.
(c) Margaret's name is mispelled, and there is no return address.
(d) It is handwritten by a person who is either a child or an invalid.

9. At what age does Margaret discover she was a twin, and that this twin died at birth?
(a) Fourteen.
(b) Five.
(c) Ten.
(d) As an adult, as she is narrating this book.

10. What pain does Margaret occasionally feel, especially at night?
(a) Cramps in her hand, from writing so much.
(b) A pain in her side.
(c) Headaches.
(d) A burning sensation on her scars, left over from a fire.

11. Margaret realizes that this person may still be alive and could answer many questions about the twins' childhood. She writes a letter asking an investigator to find whom?
(a) John-the-dig.
(b) Emmeline.
(c) Arurelius Love.
(d) Hester.

12. When Winter returns to the telling of her story, she talks of the village men asking for Dr. Maudsley's help with the twins. How does the doctor first attempt to solve the problem?
(a) He visits every day for two weeks and then gives up in failure.
(b) He, according to common practice of the time, uses leeches to try to clean their blood.
(c) He sends his wife to talk to the twin's mother.
(d) He diagnoses insanity and recommends that the twins be sent to an asylum.

13. As Margaret settles into her bedroom on her first night in Vida Winter's house, she rearranges which aspect of the bedroom?
(a) She moves the heavy chair nearer to the fireplace in order to stay warm.
(b) The canopy bed frightens her because she cannot see into the room, so she removes the curtain.
(c) She takes down the heavy curtains from the windows.
(d) A picture on the wall troubles her, so she turns it around to face the wall.

14. What is tragic about the birth of Isabelle, the twins' mother?
(a) Her father died trying to get home in a storm to help with the birth of the child.
(b) Her father killed her mother as soon as the baby was born.
(c) Her parents wanted a boy; they initially thought of killing her.
(d) The baby was deprived of oxygen, and her mother died in childbirth.

15. In literature, what are examples of the "Rule of Three" which Vida Winter cites?
(a) Three drunken sailors, three Christmas hens.
(b) Fisherman's three wishes, three Billy Goats Gruff.
(c) Three of the trinity, three of Satan.
(d) Three sides of a golden triangle, three crowns on three kings.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the proof Margaret sees to prove she was a twin?

2. The following adjectives best describe Charlie as a child:

3. On her first night at Vida Winter's house, Margaret looks out into the night before going to bed. What does she see?

4. The following is said about Vida Winter's appearance:

5. Describe the abrupt change in the way Isabelle's father treats her.

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