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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) If he did she would only hate him.
(d) He is embarrassed to be the center of attention.

2. What does he want to do?
(a) Play on the swingset.
(b) Jump in and drown.
(c) Be the character in the book.
(d) Dance like the others.

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

4. What is this woman doing?
(a) Talking on a pay phone.
(b) Kathleen is on a date.
(c) Waiting in line to see a movie.
(d) Sitting on a bench.

5. When does Halina stop him?
(a) Just as she notices another woman.
(b) Just as he hails a cab.
(c) Just before he crosses the street.
(d) Just as he is walking into a restaurant.

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

7. What does the stranger standing next to him in the dark do?
(a) Starts a conversation.
(b) Push him in the water.
(c) Ask him to dance.
(d) Push him on the swing.

8. Where does his mind wander?
(a) To the first time he met Kathleen.
(b) To his friends.
(c) To a conversation with his grandmother when he is a young boy.
(d) To Kathleen's former date.

9. Who has Kathleen left standing at the box office?
(a) Shimon.
(b) The protagonist.
(c) Her original date.
(d) Halina.

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

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

12. When does the protagonist realize it is not his grandmother waiting for him?
(a) When he hears Kathleen's voice.
(b) When the doctor mentions Kathleen by name.
(c) When he remembers his grandmother is dead.
(d) When the stranger walks in the room.

13. What does Halina do?
(a) Calls Kathleen over.
(b) Taps Kathleen on the shoulder.
(c) Turns to walk the other way.
(d) Ignores Kathleen.

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

15. Why does he believe his grandmother is waiting outside?
(a) He is trapped between the past and the present.
(b) He can see her in the doorway.
(c) He thinks he hears her voice.
(d) The doctor tells him his grandmother is outside.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the protagonist make an excuse to leave?

2. Some time later, what does the protagonist recall for what the same man is pleading?

3. What horrifies the boy?

4. With whom is the protagonist?

5. What does he begin to tell the stranger?

(see the answer keys)

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