The Accidental Tourist Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do the Leary children find out they are not going to be world travelers, like their mother said?
(a) Their mother is afraid to fly.
(b) Their mother dies in a car accident.
(c) Their mother loses all her savings after the stock market crash.
(d) They are met at the Baltimore airport by their grandparents.

2. Who raises Macon and his siblings after their father dies in the war?
(a) Their grandparents.
(b) Their mother.
(c) Their step-father.
(d) Their aunt.

3. How does Macon feel about his burgeoning relationship with Muriel?
(a) Macon is in love her and wants to marry her.
(b) Macon doesn't care for her and is only seeing her to make Sarah jealous.
(c) Macon doesn't think he loves her but loves the surprise of her and of him being with her.
(d) Macon is indifferent and is just going through the motions of dating someone new.

4. Why is Rose irritated with Macon after he begins seeing Muriel?
(a) Because Muriel told her that she wants to marry Macon for his money.
(b) Because Muriel flirts with Julian and makes him uncomfortable.
(c) Because Macon's attitude has changed and he's a different person.
(d) Because Macon misses meals and doesn't come home at night.

5. What does Macon do while waiting for a flight back home from his first trip in the novel?
(a) Macon eats at a famous cafe.
(b) Macon takes a tour of the city.
(c) Macon watches TV and eats nonperishable groceries in his room.
(d) Macon goes shopping and skips dinner.

Short Answer Questions

1. What advice does Garner give to Macon regarding Sarah?

2. What does Grandfather Leary announce the day his mind first begins to wander?

3. What does Edward do when Muriel arrives for Edward's first lesson?

4. Why does Muriel have trouble running the credit card through the embossing machine?

5. According to Macon, what does his mother treat like a religion?

(see the answer key)

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