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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Luykas?
(a) Iris's father.
(b) Ruth's father.
(c) Mr. van den Meer; it's his Christian name.
(d) Schoonmaker's long-lost son.

2. What does Schoonmaker prefer the Fishers call him?
(a) Master.
(b) Padrino.
(c) Father.
(d) Sir.

3. What argument does Margarethe use to convince van den Meer that he should marry her?
(a) That she will otherwise not stay to just cook and clean for free.
(b) That she loves him very much.
(c) That she has a family inheritance of her own.
(d) That it would be best for Clara and her reputation.

4. Why are the Master and Caspar invited over for dinner with the newly formed van den Meer family?
(a) Caspar is going to propose to Iris.
(b) The Master has been asked to paint a family portrait.
(c) Margarethe wants to show off her new family.
(d) Margarethe wants to be rude and show the Master that she is happier with Mr. Van den Meer.

5. What does Iris find most frustrating about her apprenticeship on the first day?
(a) That she has no interest in a religious life after all.
(b) That she cannot immediately draw well.
(c) That she is worse with a needle and thread than she originally thought.
(d) That she is far more advanced than the town baker.

6. What is kermis?
(a) The nickname Margarethe calls Clara behind her back.
(b) A type of Dutch dress.
(c) The last day before Lent begins.
(d) A religious practice that only girls are allowed to do.

7. Does Iris ever find an imp in the van den Meers' household?
(a) No.
(b) Yes.
(c) She finds evidence of it but not the actual imp itself.
(d) She sees it running down the street one night but is unable to catch it.

8. Who opens her door at the commotion in the marketplace and talks to Ruth?
(a) A very mean old man.
(b) A priest.
(c) A police officer.
(d) An unknown but beautiful young girl.

9. What catches Iris's eye about Schoonmaker's lodgings?
(a) How poor his family seems to be.
(b) The lovely flowers on his front lawn.
(c) The beautiful windows in the church.
(d) The vivid colors she sees through the window.

10. What does the Master call Mr. van den Meer that crosses a line of acceptability?
(a) A fraud.
(b) An adulterer.
(c) A money-hungry lump.
(d) A hen-pecked husband.

11. Who is Clara?
(a) A street girl without a family.
(b) The ghost who lives in Schoonmaker's house.
(c) Caspar's sister.
(d) Van den Meer's beautiful young daughter.

12. How does the Master respond to the success of his painting of Clara?
(a) He starts being mean to everyone around him.
(b) He becomes depressed.
(c) He is very proud and excited.
(d) He becomes incredibly wealthy.

13. When the book begins, from what country have the Fishers fled?
(a) Holland.
(b) America.
(c) France.
(d) England.

14. What has happened to Pieter ten Broek?
(a) He has moved to America.
(b) He has lost his job with the church and is very poor now.
(c) He has died.
(d) He is in an insane asylum.

15. Why does Clara become so upset when van den Meer tells Margarethe that the hutsepot she makes for Lent is the best he's ever had?
(a) Because Clara made it herself and wants the credit.
(b) Because Clara wants her birth mother's dishes to always be remembered as the best.
(c) Because he knows that Clara hates hutsepot more than anything.
(d) Because it is horrible and Clara knows he is lying.

Short Answer Questions

1. After Henrika's death, what is her portrait replaced with in the van den Meers' household?

2. What ultimately leads Clara to leave the house on a regular basis with Iris and Ruth?

3. What kind of paintings does Schoonmaker secretly paint?

4. What reaction does Clara have to the windmill?

5. Right before the evening when her painting is unveiled, what cruel thing does Clara say to Iris when Iris comes to try to coax her out of her bedroom?

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