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INSTITUTO PANAMERICANO

READING AND WRITING 09


SONATA FOR HARP AND BICYCLE
FORMATIVE TEST
1. Based on the following sentence from Aikens story, what can you predict happens
to Daisy? Daisy did not long survive him but pined away soon after.
2. In Sonata for Harp and Bicycle, what is Jason Ashgroves job?

3. What is the resolution of Sonata for Harp and Bicycle?

4. When Miss Golden finally explains the mystery to Jason, why is it necessary that
Jason and she resolve the problem of the Wailing Watchman?

5. How does Miss Golden guess that Jason had been in the Grimes Buildings after
five oclock?

6. What is Jason doing in the following sentence from Aikens story? He was looking
into two eyes carved out of xpressionless air; he was held by two hands knotted
together out of the width of the dark.

7. Why does everyone leave promptly at five oclock?

8. In Sonata for Harp and Bicycle, what can you infer from this sentence?

Each was left with a memory . . . of a bicycle bearing on its saddle a harp, a bottle of
wine, and a bouquet of red roses, sweeping improbably down the corridor and far, far
away.

9. What happens when Berenice rings Extension 170 from the switchboard?

10. Why must Jason resolve the Wailing Watchmans problem?


11. What is the climax, the moment of greatest suspense, in Sonata for Harp and
Bicycle?

12. What does Miss Golden say to Jason the secret has to

do with?
13. What is the name of the ghost of the harp teacher?
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Instructional resource prepared by Mr. Edilberto Pineda


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14. What is the name of the ghost of the night watchman?


15. How did Heron die?

16. What is the setting of the story?

17. What is William Herons curse?

18. Why did Heron kill himself?

19. Why did Jason return to the Grimes building?

20. Who is the author of the story?

21. What did Jason bring with him to the building?


22. What did Jason get from his friend in Royal Air Force?
23. How did Jason break the curse?
24 Why did Daisy Bell die?
25. What is foreshadowing

2015

Instructional resource prepared by Mr. Edilberto Pineda


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