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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are both Swede and Merry described as being when they are returning from a seaside cottage in Chapter 3?
(a) Bored.
(b) Sun-drunk.
(c) Distracted.
(d) Refreshed.

2. What did Swede's grandfather manufacture?
(a) Cars.
(b) Mufflers.
(c) Coats.
(d) Ladies' glove.

3. What does Swede explain everything about to Rita when they first meet?
(a) Marriage.
(b) Glove making.
(c) Merry.
(d) Children.

4. What does Swede wonder is connected with his preoccupations regarding Merry at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) Dawn.
(b) His job.
(c) His background.
(d) The kiss he gave Merry.

5. How many years does Swede become preoccupied with "a gruesome inner life" concerning Merry in Chapter 4?
(a) Twenty.
(b) Five.
(c) Fifteen.
(d) Ten.

6. Where is the bombing done by the Weathermen with which Swede believes Merry to be involved?
(a) Greenwich Village.
(b) Newark.
(c) Portland.
(d) Soho.

7. What is the narrator especially fascinated by in regard to his ability to remember his childhood?
(a) How much he misses it.
(b) The depth of detail.
(c) How long ago it was.
(d) How fond he is of the memories.

8. Who is the recipient of a 14-year-old girl's kidney at Nathan's class reunion?
(a) Julius Pincus.
(b) Marvin Lieb.
(c) Jerry Levov.
(d) Jim Dwyer.

9. What is the narrator's name in the book?
(a) Nathan Zuckerman.
(b) Jerry Levov.
(c) Swede Levov.
(d) Bill Orcutt.

10. What does Swede's daughter have to see a therapist for as a child?
(a) Anxiety.
(b) Depression.
(c) Lisping.
(d) Stuttering.

11. How many years had Swede's daughter been in hiding according to Jerry in Chapter 3?
(a) Five.
(b) Fifteen.
(c) Ten.
(d) Twenty.

12. What is Swede's last name in the book?
(a) Levov.
(b) Umanoff.
(c) Salzman.
(d) Orcutt.

13. What kind of diary does Rita later make Swede give to her for Merry in Chapter 4?
(a) Money.
(b) Clothes.
(c) Her Audrey Hepburn scrapbook.
(d) A stuttering diary.

14. Whom does Merry ask Swede to kiss her like when they are returning from a seaside cottage in Chapter 3?
(a) Her mother.
(b) A pet.
(c) A daughter.
(d) A girlfriend.

15. Who is the man that pays alimony for two marriages at Nathan's class reunion?
(a) Ira Posner.
(b) Marvin Lieb.
(c) Shelly Salzman.
(d) Bill Orcutt.

Short Answer Questions

1. Nathan's friend Alan is the son of what?

2. What religion does Swede practice?

3. What is Swede's younger brother's name?

4. What does the narrator suggest Swede's manner in kissing Merry when returning from the seaside cottage did to her?

5. What does the narrator say that adolescents sought more of compared to the adults in his neighborhood?

(see the answer keys)

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