Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
The questions below refer to the selection “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment.”
In the beginning of the story, the characters are alike in every way except one. It cannot be said that they — |a. |are all unhappy with their lives |c. |are all old and frail | |b. |have all wasted their youth |d. |have all been famous and respected |
What happened to Dr. Heidegger’s fiancée?
|a. |She ran off with another man. | |b. |Dr. Heidegger magically imprisoned her in the mirror. | |c. |She married Dr. Heidegger but died soon after. | |d. |She died before they were married. |
What is the strangest object in Dr. Heidegger’s study? |a. |The mirror |c. |A small round table, as black as ebony | |b. |A large book of magic |d. |A beautiful cut glass vase |
Hawthorne builds suspense by —
|a. |not explaining that Dr. Heidegger does many strange experiments | |b. |withholding information about Dr. Heidegger’s wife | |c. |not revealing at first why Dr. Heidegger has called his friends together | |d. |misrepresenting each character’s background |
According to the narrator, what does Dr. Heidegger give his friends to drink? |a. |Water from the Fountain of Youth |c. |Bubbly spring water | |b. |Rare old wine from his cellar |d. |A magical potion he has cooked up |
From the guests’ reactions to the drink, you can infer that they — |a. |sincerely repent their past misdeeds | |b. |are greedy, vain, and selfish | |c. |have learned not to trust Dr. Heidegger, because his experiments rarely work | |d. |appreciate Dr. Heidegger’s efforts on their behalf |
What do Dr. Heidegger’s friends resolve to do the next day? |a. |Live better lives because of the lesson they learned | |b. |Make fun of the infirmity of old age, especially the doctor | |c. |Apologize to Dr. Heidegger for doubting his genius | |d. |Immediately set off for Florida |
How long do the effects of the drink last?
|a. |A few minutes |c. |A year | |b. |A day |d. |Forever |
What lesson does Dr. Heidegger learn from his friends? |a. |People don’t learn from their...
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