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

2. Who was Capote's longtime companion?
(a) Johnson Davis.
(b) Jack Dunphy.
(c) Johnnie Watson.
(d) James Hall.

3. What is Fox's second theory about what happened to the rest of this book?
(a) Capote never wrote them.
(b) Bennett Cerf put them in a safe with no combination.
(c) Dunphy burned them when Truman died.
(d) Capote gave them to his godson.

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

5. What happened to Capote when real people recognized themselves in this book?
(a) They wanted royalties.
(b) They celebrated the book.
(c) They rejected Capote.
(d) They gave the book as Christmas gifts.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Florie Rotondo encounter on her travels?

2. What does the editor claim is at the core of this book?

3. Jones says his book is about ________________.

4. What work did Capote intend to mimic?

5. Who is the famous photographer Jones meets at Boatwright's parties?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Woodrow Hamilton and what pivotal role does he play in Jones' life?

2. Why are Jones' thoughts of jumping out the sixth floor window curtailed?

3. Explain Truman Capote's notoriety in the 1960s and 1970s.

4. What does Jones imply with his ideas of moving to the country or moving to the sixth floor?

5. Which American expatriate has a strong influence on Jones' life?

6. Who does the editor feel is the real person disguised as P.B. Jones?

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

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

9. What was the nature of Jones' one marriage?

10. How did Jones get the money to get to New York and how does he describe his first year in that city?

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