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

2. What does Jones think would have happened if he had moved to the country?
(a) He would have probably killed himself.
(b) He would have been very lonely.
(c) He would have missed the night life.
(d) His life would have been better.

3. What about Victoria Self's appearance strikes Jones?
(a) Her glasses.
(b) Her brooch.
(c) Her watch.
(d) Her stilettos.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the editor refer to the narrator of the book?

2. For which of the following is Truman Capote NOT known?

3. What does Florie Rotondo encounter on her travels?

4. Truman Capote was popular from ______________________.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is the irony of Jones' namedropping in the book?

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

7. What is Jones' perspective on moving to the country himself?

8. Who is Florie Rotondo?

9. What is the significance of the crystal paperweight given to Jones by Colette?

10. Which author and book do Jones and Hamilton discuss related to Jones' writing?

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