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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. Allison tells Holston in the beginning of Chapter 3 that there was more than one what?
(a) Genocide.
(b) Former dictator.
(c) Uprising.
(d) Nuclear disaster.

2. What does Allison say she’s already published “on how to retrieve deleted and overwritten files” in Chapter 3?
(a) “A green paper.”
(b) “A white paper.”
(c) “A blue paper.”
(d) “An official dossier.”

3. The narrator states in Chapter 1, “That always amazed [Holston]: how centuries of bare palms and shuffling feet could wear down” what?
(a) “Solid earth.”
(b) “Solid concrete.”
(c) “Solid iron.”
(d) “Solid steel.”

4. What does Allison say to Holston “is always good” in Chapter 3?
(a) “Respect for authority.”
(b) “Knowing the truth.”
(c) “Challenging authority.”
(d) “Loving one another.”

5. Holston’s office is described in Chapter 1 as being between the cafeteria and what?
(a) The schoolroom.
(b) The zoo.
(c) The airlock.
(d) The nursery.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word from Chapter 1 refers to a systematic or established manner?

2. What word from Chapter 2 refers to a difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation?

3. What did Holston and his wife hang over their bed to increase fertility?

4. What is the mayor’s name in Chapter 2?

5. What does “IT” stand for in Chapter 3?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does the protagonist of the novel live? How is the arrangement of this setting described in Chapter 1?

2. What is the principle setting of Wool? In what time period does the story take place?

3. What does Mayor Jahns say about the holding cell when she first arrives in Chapter 2?

4. What superstitions from his past does Holston recall in Chapter 1?

5. What does Holston notice about the view from the holding room in the beginning of Chapter 2?

6. How does the setting of the novel transition in Chapter 3?

7. What “traitorous” notion does Allison present as a reason for the servers being wiped in Chapter 3?

8. What emotions does Holston feel as he discusses Allison’s theories in Chapter 3?

9. What is one example the use of simile in Chapter 1? What purpose does this example serve?

10. How is Holston said to relate to his memories of childhood in Chapter 1?

(see the answer keys)

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