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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the protagonist suddenly feel a strong desire to do?
(a) Go home.
(b) Die.
(c) Tell the doctor the story of his grandmother.
(d) See his grandmother.

2. How are strangers like stars?
(a) There are many of them.
(b) They are not committed to you.
(c) They will guide you.
(d) The are famous.

3. What does Kathleen try to convince him to do?
(a) Go to a movie.
(b) Eat something.
(c) Go home.
(d) Rest.

4. 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.

5. Leaving the meal uneaten, what do the protagonist and Kathleen discuss?
(a) Where to find a better meal.
(b) Where they should go next.
(c) The protagonist's inability to eat meat.
(d) The time.

6. What does he want to do?
(a) Go home.
(b) Go to nicer restaurant.
(c) See a mystery.
(d) See the city skyline.

7. What has happened to this person at the box office?
(a) He is going to see a movie.
(b) She is excited for the protagonist.
(c) He is surprised and happy to see Kathleen and the protagonist together.
(d) He has been quickly and casually dismissed.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Who does Shimon see, with whom he is already acquainted?
(a) Kathleen.
(b) Gyula.
(c) Halina.
(d) The protagonist.

11. What is odd about the protagonist's comment about already knowing Kathleen?
(a) Kathleen does not seem to recognize him.
(b) He has only met her once before.
(c) They have not seen each other in over twenty years.
(d) He and Kathleen have never met.

12. What do the two of them do without talking?
(a) Walk for some time.
(b) Sit on a bench.
(c) Stare at each other.
(d) Watch a movie.

13. What does the stranger never do?
(a) Leave.
(b) Stop talking.
(c) Stop the protagonist or ask for clarification.
(d) Listen to his story.

14. Why does Halina do this?
(a) She wants to say hello to Kathleen.
(b) She does not like Kathleen.
(c) To introduce Kathleen to the protagonist.
(d) She does not want to bother Kathleen on her date.

15. Why does he tell her he does not want to talk about himself?
(a) He is shy.
(b) He is embarrassed to be the center of attention.
(c) He wants to first know about her.
(d) If he did she would only hate him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what does he tell her that he will dream?

2. What is happening in his memory of the concentration camp?

3. He notices the passersby, and what does he remark to himself?

4. In the first section of the novel, where is the protagonist with his girlfriend, Kathleen?

5. What happens as Kathleen and her boyfriend attempt to eat a hamburger?

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