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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 holiday passes while the family is staying at the country house?
(a) Fourth of July
(b) New Year’s Eve
2. Fill in the blanks respectively: I _________ at nothing, and ________most of the time.
(a) Cry, laugh
(b) Laugh, cry
(c) Laugh, laugh
(d) Cry, cry
3. Fill in the blank: The narrator is so angry at the climax of the story that she wants to ___________.
(b) Kill John
(d) Jump out the window
4. How does the narrator describe the wallpaper’s smell?
(a) A sour smell
(b) A yellow smell
(c) A black smell
(d) A sweet smell
5. Why can’t the door to the nursery be opened?
(a) It is stuck
(b) The narrator has the key and will not unlock it.
(c) It is locked and there is no key
(d) The handle is broken
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the illness that the narrator is suffering from?
2. What does the narrator “securely fasten” herself with?
3. The narrator believes that the wallpaper has a(n) _________.
4. Fill in the blank: It goes behind every piece of furniture, except the bed, a long, straight, even ________, as if it had been rubbed over and over.
5. Where does her shoulder “just” fit?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the narrator think her husband was able to rent the summer house at such short notice?
2. What does the narrator say “exhausts” her?
3. What description is horrifying about the wallpaper?
4. Why doesn’t the narrator want to go outside near the climax of the story?
5. What is the wallpaper’s odor a metaphor for?
6. How does the narrator say John feels about intangible things?
7. How is the narrator’s behavior changing because of her obsession?
8. Why does the narrator suggest she’s not getting well because ofthe fact that her husband is a physician? What does this say about their relationship?
9. The narrator says that she watches the paper always. What does this increasing obsession suggest about the narrator?
10. What is suggested by the narrator’s concern for her reputation?
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