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Paul's Case: A Study in Temperament

Paul's Case: A Study in Temperament

by Willa Cather

Paul's Case: A Study in Temperament: All Paul Quiz

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Q. What is the nature of Paul's initial troubles?

Paul has been suspended from Pittsburgh High and is at his suspension hearing.
No troubles for Paul. Please.
Paul is bullied.
Paul has a chronic illness.
Q. What role does Paul's father play in the story?

He appears constantly throughout the story
He does not appear much in the story
He is cruel and vicious
He appears as a ghost.
Q. What does Paul think of his sisters?

They're stimulating and interesting.
They're stupid and boring.
They're beautiful and alluring.
They're embarrassing because of their dumpy clothes.
Q. What's Paul's role at school?

He's a teacher's pet
He gets on the nerves of all his teachers
He's the class clown.
He never draws teacher attention.
Q. What is Charley a symbol of?

What life could be like if Paul weren't stuck conjugating Latin verbs at school all day.
A chocolate factory.
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