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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What happens while the protagonist is standing at an intersection?
(a) He is shot in a drive-by shooting.
(b) He jumps in front of a cab.
(c) A cab plows into him and drags him several feet.
(d) He hails a cab.

3. By what is he troubled?
(a) The concept of death.
(b) Ditching his friends.
(c) Kathleen's ability to forget her first date.
(d) This first date with Kathleen.

4. What horrifies the boy?
(a) The thought that God has already died.
(b) The thought of God being immortal.
(c) The thought of God's Son dying for us.
(d) The thought of God being buried alive.

5. What does the protagonist remember about his first evening with Kathleen?
(a) They are seated in her home in Paris.
(b) They are walking through New York City.
(c) They are seated in a movie theatre.
(d) They are eating hamburgers.

6. What is before them?
(a) The movie screen.
(b) Central Park.
(c) The hamburgers.
(d) Two cups.

7. What memory does this trigger?
(a) His bar mitzvah.
(b) A voyage he took to South America after the war.
(c) A school day many years before.
(d) A day spent with his grandmother.

8. What should one not look at too long?
(a) The dark.
(b) The sea.
(c) Their souls.
(d) Their friends.

9. What does the protagonist tell the stranger?
(a) Nothing.
(b) A little bit about his life.
(c) His life in recent years.
(d) Everything about his childhood, his grandmother, his teacher, and his dreams.

10. In the first section of the novel, where is the protagonist with his girlfriend, Kathleen?
(a) New York City.
(b) London.
(c) Frankfort.
(d) Paris.

11. What is causing this insatiable thirst?
(a) His memory of his grandmother.
(b) He has not had water in over twenty-four hours.
(c) An intense fever due to an infection.
(d) The medication in the IVs.

12. What is the original French title of the book?
(a) "L'Accident (Accident)."
(b) "Le Soir (Evening)."
(c) "La Nuit (Night)."
(d) "Le Jour (Day)."

13. What does the nurse promise?
(a) His memories will be gone soon.
(b) He will sleep and not be thirsty.
(c) He will feel no pain.
(d) He will not live through the night.

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

15. What does the grandmother say when the young boy asks when God dies?
(a) God dies in all of us.
(b) God will send his Son to die for us.
(c) God has already died.
(d) God does not die.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the protagonist have to go to another hospital?

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

3. What does the man not look up to see?

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

5. What experience does the stranger relate to him?

(see the answer keys)

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