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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. Why does Jones say it would be pointless to climb out the window?
(a) The building is jammed up next to another one.
(b) The window is sealed shut.
(c) There is a rooftop just below.
(d) There is no fire escape.

2. Truman Capote was popular from ______________________.
(a) the late 1970s into the early 1990s.
(b) the early 1950s into the early 1970s.
(c) the late 1960s into the early 1980s.
(d) the late 1940s into the early 1960s.

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

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

5. P.B. Jones comments that he may move to the _______________ floor of his building.
(a) 6th.
(b) 3rd.
(c) 24th.
(d) 12th.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is P.B. Jones?

2. To where does Florie Rotondo travel?

3. How can Capote's private persona be generally described?

4. Who is the expatriate American who has a strong impact on Jones?

5. What is Fox's first theory of what happened to the rest of this book?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who are some of the famous people who Jones meets at Boatwright's parties?

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

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

8. Which author and book did Capote try to emulate in the writing of ANSWERED PRAYERS?

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

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

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