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

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

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

4. For which of the following is Truman Capote NOT known?
(a) Highly visible social life.
(b) Bisexuality.
(c) Home remodeling projects.
(d) Eccentric behavior.

5. Where does Florie Rotondo move after her trip?
(a) Inner city.
(b) Big city.
(c) The country.
(d) A suburb.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the setting for this section of the book?

2. Where does Fouts go to wean himself off drugs?

3. Who is the secretary in Victoria Self's office?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jones identify so strongly with the American expatriates?

2. Who is Florie Rotondo?

3. Why does Jones connect Peggy Guggenheim to his days of writing his novel called Sleepless Millions?

4. How does Jones balance his dark side with an entertaining style of writing to engage the reader?

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

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

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

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

9. Who is Turner Boatwright and what is his relationship with Jones?

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

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