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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. Which room does the narrator’s husband choose for her room?
(a) A screened-in porch
(b) The nursery
(c) The parlor
(d) A guest apartment suite
2. What does John cry for to break down the door?
(a) A butcher knife
(b) A fire poker
(c) An axe
(d) A sledgehammer
3. What does the narrator do while John is gone?
(a) Shreds the sheets
(b) Runs away
(c) Peels the wallpaper
(d) Jumps out the window
4. John’s reason for not taking the narrator away from the summerhouse and frightful bedroom is?
(a) He wants to live there permanently
(b) The baby is ill and cannot travel
(c) Their lease is up in three weeks
(d) He believes that if she stays she’ll get better
5. What does the narrator stop mentioning to John and Jennie?
(a) The baby
(b) The wallpaper
(c) The sickness
(d) The nursery
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the narrator stop looking out the windows?
2. What does the narrator think that the figure in the wallpaper is trying to do?
3. When does the narrator think the woman in the wallpaper gets out?
4. Fill in the blank: The narrator is so angry at the climax of the story that she wants to ___________.
5. At the climax of the story, who does the narrator think that she has become?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does what John calls the narrator in the middle of the nightsuggest about their relationship?
2. What does the fact that the narrator says John “pretended to be living and kind” suggest about the narrator’s condition?
3. What is the “smooch” on the wall?
4. How has the major life event that the narrator recently endured affected her mental health?
5. How does the narrator describe the countryside?
6. What does the narrator say “exhausts” her?
7. How does the narrator initially describe the wallpaper?
8. What’s illuminating about the conversation between John and the narrator on page 110? What is his tone with her? How does he treat her?
9. Why doesn’t the narrator want others to touch the wallpaper?
10. Who does John tell the narrator is the only person who can truly help her out of her sickness?
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