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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does a representative from Guest Relations come to Wallace's cabin?
(a) To question him.
(b) To apologize.
(c) To inspect his bags.
(d) To invite him to dinner.

2. How do the critics view Lynch's painting experience?
(a) They never discuss it.
(b) They are critical of it.
(c) They think he should have continued it.
(d) They feel it detriments his movies.

3. What does Wallace decide to take advantage of in his last days on the cruise ship?
(a) The great views.
(b) The interesting passengers.
(c) The many activities.
(d) The good food.

4. Why doesn't Wallace continue to play the little girl in chess?
(a) Because she feels bad about herself.
(b) Because someone else wants to play.
(c) Because he's humiliated.
(d) Because he's bored.

5. Why does Wallace order so much room service on the ship?
(a) He has an eating disorder.
(b) It's included in the ticket price.
(c) He takes advantage of everything.
(d) He's antisocial.

6. Why is Wallace able to spend so much time talking to Tibor?
(a) Wallace pays him.
(b) There are no other diners.
(c) Wallace doesn't talk to anyone else.
(d) All the other diners are unfriendly.

7. Wallace begins his essay on Michael Joyce, describing Joyce _______ serving a ball.
(a) Clumsily.
(b) Easily.
(c) Sharply.
(d) First.

8. How does Joyce respond to the people he has to compete against at the qualifying matches?
(a) He's violent.
(b) He is cruel to them.
(c) He doesn't complain.
(d) He's very polite.

9. Ethically, how does Wallace feel about Conroy's essay?
(a) It's advertising.
(b) It's a tribute to writing.
(c) It sets a high standard.
(d) It sets a low standard.

10. What does the word "pamper" in the brochure for the cruise ship make him think of?
(a) Luxury.
(b) Children.
(c) Laziness.
(d) Femininity.

11. Why doesn't Wallace get off the boat in Mexico?
(a) He doesn't want to look like a tourist.
(b) He wants to sleep.
(c) He has a better view.
(d) He is agoraphobic.

12. Why does Wallace describe Joyce in great detail to the reader?
(a) Because he didn't even know who Joyce was.
(b) Because he assumes the reader doesn't know who Joyce is.
(c) Because Joyce changed his name.
(d) Because Joyce is a recluse.

13. Wallace explains that Lynch's films are different from the _____ plays most Americans are used to.
(a) Comedy.
(b) Morality.
(c) Short.
(d) Shallow.

14. Why, according to Wallace, is tennis the most demanding sport?
(a) It requires calculations of more variables.
(b) It requires more strength.
(c) It requires more practice.
(d) It requires more funding.

15. What theme does Richard Pryor uphold for "Lost Highway"?
(a) Race.
(b) Identity crisis.
(c) Comedy.
(d) Family values.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where are Lynch's ex-wife's paintings displayed in "Lost Highway"?

2. Wallace uses Borg as an example of ________ tennis style.

3. Why does Wallace lay all his writing material out on his bed?

4. Scott Peterson's story about his wife turns out not to be a story but a _______.

5. Wallace describes an exchange between the hero and the villain in "Blue Velvet." What is Lynch showing the audience through this scene?

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