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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the protagonist/narrator of the book?
(a) P.B. Jones.
(b) D.A. Meadows.
(c) C.A. Hall.
(d) T.D. Matlow.

2. For what other book is Truman Capote famous?
(a) Killer Angels.
(b) Streetcar Named Desire.
(c) Cane River.
(d) In Cold Blood.

3. Where is Jones living during this time?
(a) The Hotel on Fourth.
(b) The YMCA.
(c) The Beekman Arms.
(d) The Hilton.

4. What is Natalie Barney's notoriety?
(a) French poet.
(b) French sculptor.
(c) American singing star.
(d) American heiress.

5. What was the minimal payment Jones ever received for a sexual experience?
(a) A piece of chocolate.
(b) Ten dollars.
(c) Theater tickets.
(d) A newspaper.

6. Who is the expatriate American who has a strong impact on Jones?
(a) Kate McCloud.
(b) Avery McClintock.
(c) Piper Laurie.
(d) Suzanne McEvoy.

7. Who is the editor of this book?
(a) Joseph M. Fox.
(b) Bennett Cerf.
(c) William Paley.
(d) William Sloane.

8. What does the editor claim is at the core of this book?
(a) Lust.
(b) Betrayal.
(c) Anger.
(d) Loneliness.

9. Jones says his book is about ________________.
(a) man vs. nature.
(b) truth as illusion.
(c) the quest for love.
(d) evil.

10. Jones reveals that he is working on a novel entitled __________________.
(a) Light in August.
(b) Travels with Charley.
(c) Answered Prayers.
(d) For Whom the Bell Tolls.

11. The book focuses on the lives of people in _______________.
(a) decline.
(b) poverty.
(c) rural America.
(d) high society.

12. Who is one of the authors that Jones meets at Boatwright's parties?
(a) William Faulkner.
(b) James Joyce.
(c) Ernest Hemingway.
(d) F. Scott Fitzgerald.

13. Who is most probably the narrator of the book?
(a) Truman Capote.
(b) William Faulkner.
(c) Ernest Hemingway.
(d) F. Scott Fitzgerald.

14. Where does Jones say he attended many parties?
(a) His own apartment.
(b) Boatwright's apartment.
(c) The Brown Derby.
(d) The Russian Tea Room.

15. Why does Jones say it was too late for him to move to the country?
(a) He already bought property in a suburb.
(b) The farm he was interested sold to someone else.
(c) He was living in a townhouse.
(d) He had already headed to the Earth's interior.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what floor has Jones moved in his building?

2. How can Capote's public persona be generally described?

3. What is notable about this book?

4. Which famous person does Jones meet in Paris?

5. Jones says his portrait on his book jacket portrays him as ________________.

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