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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To where does Florie Rotondo travel?
(a) London.
(b) The North Pole.
(c) The center of the earth.
(d) China.

2. Mr. Wallace is probably a pseudonym for which famous person?
(a) Tennessee Williams.
(b) William Faulkner.
(c) Ernest Hemingway.
(d) John Steinbeck.

3. What advice does the person in #68 give to Jones?
(a) Write every day regardless of what else is happening.
(b) Get up early every day to start writing.
(c) Never listen to critics.
(d) Always respect the ambitious child within.

4. How can Capote's public persona be generally described?
(a) Shy around others.
(b) Passive.
(c) Unable to speak in public.
(d) Extremely opinionated.

5. Why does Fouts send Jones a first class ticket to Paris?
(a) He wanted his advice.
(b) He wanted him to attend his premiere.
(c) He missed him.
(d) He was attracted to Jones' stories.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Jones grow up?

2. Why did Jones engage in homosexual experiences at an early age?

3. What does Fox consider highly unlikely regarding this book?

4. For what other book is Truman Capote famous?

5. Jones was trained as a _________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What information does Jones need before he feels he can respond to Kate's job offer?

2. Why does the author again resort to heavy name dropping in this chapter?

3. What is a core theme of the book and how does it manifest in people?

4. Why does the author reveal the sexual practices in both high society as well as the lower side of life at the YMCA?

5. What does the editor note as Capote's personal characteristics?

6. Why does Jones mention Florie Rotondo during the low moments at the end of this chapter?

7. What celebrities does the author name outright in this chapter and who are mildly disguised?

8. Why did Capote's friends disown him after the publication of this book?

9. Why does the crystal paperweight remind Jones of Kate McCloud?

10. Which real person is thinly disguised in the character of Mr. Wallace?

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