A Confederacy of Dunces Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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 does Jones want to look like the men in Life magazine?
(a) They have big muscles.
(b) They have lots of women.
(c) They are cool and rich.
(d) They are intelligent.

2. When does Ignatius go to the movies?
(a) When he is feeling sad
(b) When his valve breaks open
(c) When his mother starts to complain
(d) When Fortuna spins downwards

3. What does Mrs. Levy think is the only thing about which Gus cares?
(a) His job
(b) Baseball
(c) His sports cars
(d) Money

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

5. What does Irene say her son has done since leaving college?
(a) Written a novel
(b) Worked in macdonalds
(c) Watched television
(d) Laid in bed

6. What is devouring the Abelman's Dry Goods folder?
(a) A rat
(b) A dog
(c) A cat
(d) A mouse

7. Who does Jones see being beaten up?
(a) A man wearing a green hat
(b) A woman in a suit
(c) Ignatuis
(d) A man with a red beard

8. Who does Ignatius say he fell prey to in the Night of Joy bar?
(a) A drug dealer and a pimp
(b) A pimp and a whore
(c) A B-girl and a Nazi
(d) A nympo and a Fascist

9. Who pays for Myrna's education?
(a) Her grandmother
(b) Her mother
(c) Ignatuis
(d) Her father

10. What is the name of the bar the Reillys enter?
(a) The Joy Boy Bar
(b) The Night of Joy Bar
(c) The Lipo Junction
(d) The Night of the Iguana

11. What is the name of the Levy Pants owner?
(a) Sammy Davis
(b) Gus Levy
(c) Trixie Levy
(d) Finley Caulder

12. What prevents Ignatius from reaching the lower drawers?
(a) His misbehaving valve
(b) His headache?
(c) His bad back
(d) His arthitis

13. To whom does Lana ask Darlene not to talk?
(a) People wearing green hats
(b) Plain clothes policemen
(c) Jones
(d) The female customers

14. What is Igantius afraid he will contract if he interferes with the rat?
(a) The flu
(b) Leprosy
(c) The plague
(d) The scurvy

15. Ignatius' only interview results in ________.
(a) A punch
(b) A closed valve
(c) An argument
(d) A job

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Ignatius try to win the worker's confidence?

2. What is the only thing that Gus Levy is interested in doing?

3. What is the name of the factory foreman?

4. Who does Mrs Levy demand that Gus visits?

5. How long has Clyde worked at Paradise Vendors?

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