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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who has Kathleen left standing at the box office?
(a) Her original date.
(b) The protagonist.
2. What does the stranger standing next to him in the dark do?
(a) Ask him to dance.
(b) Push him in the water.
(c) Starts a conversation.
(d) Push him on the swing.
3. What is Kathleen determined to see?
(a) The city skyline.
(b) The protagonist eat a meal.
(c) The Brothers Karamazov.
(d) Her family.
4. To whom does he run?
(a) His teacher.
(b) His mother.
(c) His grandmother.
(d) His best friend.
5. Leaving the meal uneaten, what do the protagonist and Kathleen discuss?
(a) Where to find a better meal.
(b) The protagonist's inability to eat meat.
(c) Where they should go next.
(d) The time.
6. What happens when she is also crying out for water?
(a) She must go searching for water.
(b) She will vomit if she has water.
(c) Nobody is there to quench her thirst.
(d) He gives her water.
7. Why does the protagonist make an excuse to leave?
(a) He is not interested in Kathleen.
(b) He is not feeling well.
(c) He is anxious to escape conversation.
(d) He does not like Halina.
8. What does the grandmother say when the young boy asks when God dies?
(a) God dies in all of us.
(b) God has already died.
(c) God will send his Son to die for us.
(d) God does not die.
9. What does the protagonist vow?
(a) He will not forget his grandmother's words.
(b) He will pray to God in his grandmother's memory.
(c) Each time he feels the cold he will remember his grandmother's ashes.
(d) Each time he feels the cold he will remember his grandmother's comforting message.
10. Who holds the protagonist and sobs in his memory?
(a) His friend.
(b) His teacher.
(c) His grandmother.
(d) His mother.
11. What should one not look at too long?
(a) The sea.
(b) The dark.
(c) Their souls.
(d) Their friends.
12. What does the protagonist remember about his first evening with Kathleen?
(a) They are seated in a movie theatre.
(b) They are walking through New York City.
(c) They are seated in her home in Paris.
(d) They are eating hamburgers.
13. What horrifies the boy?
(a) The thought of God's Son dying for us.
(b) The thought that God has already died.
(c) The thought of God being immortal.
(d) The thought of God being buried alive.
14. Despite what does the stranger stay with him?
(a) The darkness.
(b) The cold weather.
(c) The protagonist's ill humor and his obvious desire to be alone.
(d) The protagonist's complaint that he can not dance.
15. Eventually, what does the protagonist come to realize?
(a) The stranger is just like him.
(b) It is safe to speak to the stranger.
(c) The stranger wants to push him in the water.
(d) The stranger is very odd.
Short Answer Questions
1. When does the protagonist realize it is not his grandmother waiting for him?
2. What does he want to do?
3. What is the original French title of the book?
4. What has happened to this person at the box office?
5. Why does he tell her he does not want to talk about himself?
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