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John Kennedy Toole
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do the workers lose enthusiasm for the revolt?
(a) They do not want to get into trouble with the police.
(b) They do not want to lose their jobs.
(c) They do not want to go outside.
(d) They do not want to get hurt.

2. How long has Gozales worked at Levy Pants?
(a) 15 years
(b) 1 week
(c) 20 years
(d) 2 months

3. Why does Jones think the old woman thinks he wants to rape her?
(a) He is black.
(b) She is hyperventilating.
(c) She screams when he tries to talk to her.
(d) He is staring at her.

4. What does Rota Fortunzh mean?
(a) Wheel of fortune
(b) Soldier of fortune
(c) Job rota
(d) An attack of fortune

5. How much does Gonzales offer Ignatius?
(a) $50 a week
(b) $60 a week
(c) $20 a day
(d) $85 a day

6. What has Ignatuis' only post-college job been?
(a) A baker
(b) A library clerk
(c) A shop assistant
(d) A butcher

7. Who owns Paradise Vendors?
(a) Mr. Hemminway
(b) Mr. Peters
(c) Mr. Clyde
(d) Mr. Davis

8. What does Jones think would happen to him if he called an officer a Communist?
(a) He would be tortured.
(b) He would be sent to Angola.
(c) He would be sent to Siberia.
(d) He would be on death row.

9. Who does Mrs Levy demand that Gus visits?
(a) Ignatuis
(b) A doctor
(c) A hypnotist
(d) Analyst

10. How does Ignatius try to win the worker's confidence?
(a) He organizes a game of baseball.
(b) He dances.
(c) He sings.
(d) He tells them he is a Communist.

11. Why does Mrs. Levy not want Trixie to retire?
(a) She is a family friend.
(b) It will kill her.
(c) The company would fail without her.
(d) She is too young.

12. Which of the following characters asks Ignatius for a hot dog?
(a) George
(b) Lana
(c) Irene
(d) Doian

13. Why does Ignatius think the building's owner is hoping someone would crash into it?
(a) For some excitement
(b) To collect damages
(c) To meet someone
(d) To garner some pity

14. What is Miss Trixie's position at Levy Pants?
(a) Assistant manager
(b) Secretary
(c) Senior accountant
(d) Assistant accountant

15. Whose complexes does the psychoanalyst cure?
(a) Miss Trixie
(b) Sandra
(c) Susan
(d) Lenny

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of bird does Darlene own?

2. What music offends Ignatius in the factory?

3. In front of what store is Ignatius standing?

4. How much time does Ignatius spend in college?

5. How long has Clyde worked at Paradise Vendors?

(see the answer keys)

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