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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 adjective does Sammy use to describe the hand shape of the young woman to whom he gives change?
(a) Narrow.
(b) Flat.
(c) Curved.
(d) Slim.

2. When the narrator imagines the home of the young woman he calls "Queenie" (5), what are the women at the party wearing?
(a) Miniskirts.
(b) Hot pants.
(c) Gowns.
(d) Sandals.

3. The narrator describes Lengel as doing what "all day" (13)?
(a) Moaning.
(b) Sleeping.
(c) Hiding.
(d) Yelling.

4. The young woman referred to as "Queenie" (5) replies to Lengel's comments by saying that the three young women are what?
(a) Of age.
(b) Students.
(c) Minors.
(d) Decent.

5. The narrator says that he can feel in the silence that "everybody is getting" (20) what?
(a) Interested.
(b) Impatient.
(c) Nervous.
(d) Angry.

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator describes the young woman he calls "Queenie" (5) as doing what to two different words?

2. The narrator says that the truck parked outside of the A and P is full of what?

3. The narrator states that "Policy is what" (19) who wants?

4. The narrator at first thinks that one of the young women is blushing, but then thinks that she may be red for what other reason?

5. Stokesie takes what action deliberately and quietly?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Updike's use of foreshadowing within the story "A and P".

2. Which comment of Lengel's causes the young woman dubbed "Queenie" (5) to get angry rather than embarrassed?

3. What clues does Sammy utilize in order to detect the class of the young woman he dubs "Queenie" (5)?

4. What details does Sammy provide about his boss Lengel?

5. In what way does Updike use the animal motif within the customers' reaction to the scene involving Lengel and the young women?

6. How does Updike demonstrate Sammy's lack of experience with girls and women?

7. What is the policy cited by Lengel when he tells the young women they are in violation?

8. How is the theme of family bonds depicted within Sammy's reply to Lengel's claim about the harm inflicted by the young women?

9. For what reason and in what manner does Lengel confront the three young women in the store?

10. In what way do food similes enter the story and for what purpose does Updike use them?

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