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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 does the narrator try - but fails – to move?
(a) The bed
(b) The lamp
(c) The desk
(d) The chair
2. The narrator gets up in the middle of the night to do what?
(a) Feed her baby
(b) Feel if the wallpaper is moving
(c) Get a drink of water
(d) Run away
3. What is torn off in patches in the country house?
(a) The wooden floor
(b) The wallpaper
(c) The curtains
(d) The garden-shed roof
4. Which room does the narrator’s husband choose for her room?
(a) A screened-in porch
(b) The parlor
(c) The nursery
(d) A guest apartment suite
5. Why won’t John let the narrator go on her desired visit?
(a) He believes it isn’t necessary
(b) He doesn’t think it will be good if she leaves the baby
(c) He believes that she hasn’t the strength
(d) It is too costly to travel
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the narrator stop looking out the windows?
2. How long is John gone for toward the end of the story?
3. What does the narrator stop mentioning to John and Jennie?
4. The story covers the span of what season?
5. What does the narrator initially want to do with a rope?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does John refuse to repaper the nursery after initially agreeing?
2. Why is the narrator afraid of being sent to Weir Mitchell?
3. Why does the narrator seem jealous when she catches first John, and then Jennie, looking at the wallpaper?
4. What is the “smooch” on the wall?
5. What major life event has the narrator just endured?
6. Why does the narrator feel bad for the woman in the wallpaper?
7. What does the fact that the narrator says John “pretended to be living and kind” suggest about the narrator’s condition?
8. How is the narrator similar to the figure she sees in the paper?
9. How does the narrator think the “smooch” on the wall was created?
10. At what point does this short story hit its climax?
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