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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What role does Ruth take in Schoonmaker's household?
(a) She fetches new paints for him.
(b) She gathers flowers for him every day.
(c) She sits so he can paint her.
(d) She paints copies of his paintings.

2. Right before the unveiling of the painting the Master created for van den Meer, what does Margarethe call Clara that sends Clara into a screaming rage?
(a) A doll.
(b) A changeling.
(c) A spoiled brat.
(d) Adopted.

3. Who is the American equivalent of Sinter Klaas, the person for whom the girls leave their shoes out one night?
(a) Santa Claus.
(b) Sister Klass, the patron saint of candy.
(c) The tooth fairy.
(d) There is no equivalent for this figure.

4. After the successful unveiling of the painting of Clara, what does Margarethe ask Mr. van den Meer for?
(a) For the chance for Iris to go to school.
(b) A stipend.
(c) Better living arrangements.
(d) To be released from her job.

5. What role does Iris take in Schoonmaker's household?
(a) She stands outside holding an advertisement for his business.
(b) She scrubs the floors every other day.
(c) She sits so he can paint her.
(d) She makes her famous biscuits every morning.

6. When the town's river freezes over, how do Clara and Iris share their one pair of skates?
(a) Each girl takes one skate apiece.
(b) Clara lets Iris use them both as a special treat.
(c) They take turns using the skates.
(d) They decide not to use them at all.

7. What kind of mother is Henrika?
(a) Absent.
(b) Very loving.
(c) Controlling.
(d) Cruel.

8. What health problems does Henrika begin to develop in Chapter 2?
(a) She begins to go insane.
(b) She begins to lose her eyesight.
(c) She begins to have a very difficult pregnancy.
(d) She has such bad pains in her legs that she can't walk anymore.

9. What kind of paintings does Schoonmaker secretly paint?
(a) Paintings of maimed and deformed people.
(b) Paintings with bad words hidden in them.
(c) Paintings of nature.
(d) Modern, abstract paintings.

10. When she first arrives, what services does Margarethe offer the townspeople in exchange for food and housing?
(a) Painting.
(b) Singing.
(c) Anything she can think of.
(d) Ministering.

11. After the Fishers flee their homeland, who are they expecting will house and feed them?
(a) The girls' long-lost father.
(b) Margarethe's grandfather.
(c) Nuns in a local church.
(d) Margarethe's brother.

12. Who is Schoonmaker?
(a) A priest.
(b) A painter in the village.
(c) A long-lost relative of Margarethe's.
(d) A city boy who helps them find the road.

13. What city do the Fishers flee to?
(a) London.
(b) Paris.
(c) The reader never learns the name of the city.
(d) Haarlem.

14. When the book begins, who is the narrator?
(a) An older woman who is partially crippled.
(b) A reporter.
(c) A man named Incubus.
(d) A man named Caspar.

15. How does van den Meer plan on revealing the painting he commissioned?
(a) Through a fancy dinner party.
(b) By donating it to a city museum.
(c) By unveiling it in the town square.
(d) By donating it to a city church.

Short Answer Questions

1. After his wife dies, what investment does van den Meer worry has been lost?

2. Who does Iris eventually go to apprentice with, after much protest?

3. Who is a member of the Fisher family?

4. What does the Master call Mr. van den Meer that crosses a line of acceptability?

5. When the book begins, from what country have the Fishers fled?

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