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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the nurse's response?
(a) His grandmother will help him heal.
(b) That is very sweet.
(c) She will give him a shot against his dreams.
(d) He is very sweet to think of her.
2. With what does he grapple?
(a) His desire to tell the police not to come.
(b) His desire to end the war he has just begun.
(c) His urge to turn off the alarm, yet keep it ringing.
(d) His urge to end his life while simultaneously recovering from a near-death experience.
3. When is the protagonist's silent reverie broken?
(a) Kathleen tells him she is getting cold.
(b) When a loud noise is heard.
(c) When Kathleen kisses him.
(d) When the story in his mind ends.
4. What do the two of them do without talking?
(a) Watch a movie.
(b) Sit on a bench.
(c) Stare at each other.
(d) Walk for some time.
5. What does the protagonist remember just as the doctor tells him that "she" is waiting outside?
(a) Her hot tears running down his arms.
(b) His teacher's words.
(c) His friend's hug.
(d) The look on his father's face.
6. What is odd about the protagonist's comment about already knowing Kathleen?
(a) He has only met her once before.
(b) He and Kathleen have never met.
(c) Kathleen does not seem to recognize him.
(d) They have not seen each other in over twenty years.
7. What does Kathleen try to convince him to do?
(a) Go to a movie.
(c) Go home.
(d) Eat something.
8. How does this section begin?
(a) On a cold and windy Paris night.
(b) On a cool fall Chicago night.
(c) On a cold and snowy day in London.
(d) On a warm, still night in New York.
9. Despite the efforts of his girlfriend and others, what does the main character find himself doing?
(a) Becoming bored.
(b) Moving from city to city.
(c) Withdrawing from life.
(d) Wanting new friends.
10. Why does he tell her he does not want to talk about himself?
(a) He wants to first know about her.
(b) He is shy.
(c) He is embarrassed to be the center of attention.
(d) If he did she would only hate him.
11. What does his grandma tell him the presence of God will do?
(a) Comfort him.
(b) Be with her always.
(c) Keep them warm in the grave.
(d) Fight off evil.
12. Into what does he see his grandmother crammed?
(a) A grave.
(b) A coffin.
(c) A closet.
(d) A too-tight space with too many other bodies.
13. Where does his mind wander?
(a) To a conversation with his grandmother when he is a young boy.
(b) To Kathleen's former date.
(c) To his friends.
(d) To the first time he met Kathleen.
14. What is this person waiting to do?
(a) Talk to the doctor.
(b) Give the protagonist more medication.
(c) Leave the protagonist.
(d) See the protagonist.
15. Why can he not have a drink?
(a) There is no water available.
(b) He is about to go into surgery.
(c) He is on IVs.
(d) It will make him vomit.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does he begin to tell the stranger?
2. Why does Kathleen convince him to do this?
3. What happens between Kathleen and the protagonist?
4. From what does the protagonist awaken?
5. What does the protagonist tell the stranger?
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