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John Kennedy Toole
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What collapses when the Reillys crash into a building?
(a) A balcony
(b) A wall
(c) A gargolye
(d) A pillar

2. What music offends Ignatius in the factory?
(a) Blues
(b) Music Hall
(c) Classical
(d) Jazz

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

4. What do the Levy daughters think the Levy Pants factory is like?`
(a) A prison
(b) A plantation
(c) A jungle
(d) A church

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What will happen to Mancuso if he fails?

2. What is the name of the Levy house?

3. What does Ignatius scream at the movie screen?

4. Who pays for Myrna's education?

5. Why does Ignatius think the building's owner is hoping someone would crash into it?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the staff at Levy Pants.

2. What do Mr. and Mrs. Levy argue about as they watch television?

3. What is Ignatius' opinion on the sweatshop factory?

4. How does Ignatius conduct the workers strike?

5. Describe Ignatius' appearance at the beginning of the book.

6. What excuse does Ignatius make for not selling any hot dogs?

7. What does Chapter 1establish about Irene and Ignatius' relationship?

8. In what way is Gus Levy isolated from his family?

9. Describe Mancuso's lifestyle.

10. What does Myrna write in her letter?

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