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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The name of Arthur's only published work is:
(a) The Dog at Hargraves
(b) The Laughing Dog
(c) Camilla's Dog
(d) The Little Dog Laughed

2. What is Arturo's ultimate humiliation in this chapter?
(a) He becomes lost in the fog and darkness
(b) He almost drowns in the ocean
(c) He cries over not being able to save Camilla
(d) Camilla's nudity

3. Arturo rolls up tobacco for a cigarette, using:
(a) Old essays
(b) Writing paper
(c) Newspaper
(d) Toilet paper

4. A very important figure in Arturo's life is:
(a) His brother
(b) His father
(c) His cousin
(d) His mother

5. Camilla's real last name is:
(a) Lopez
(b) Reyes
(c) Lombard
(d) Garcia

6. Arturo leaves feeling proud about:
(a) Being superior to Sammy
(b) Being a writer
(c) Being Italian
(d) Being an American

7. Instead of leaving the hotel for good, Arturo decides to:
(a) Take a walk and get some coffee
(b) Take an afternoon nap
(c) Write a letter to his editor
(d) Work on his writing

8. Arturo's hotel room is unique because:
(a) It is in a secure building
(b) It opens onto ground level
(c) It is small and cramped
(d) It has no windows

9. Hellfrick claims to be:
(a) A Catholic
(b) A good friend
(c) An honest man
(d) A vegetarian

10. Arturo feels he was hated for having:
(a) An enviable career
(b) So many girlfriends in school
(c) A name ending in a soft vowel
(d) A superior talent for writing

11. Arturo immediately identifies an aspect of Camilla that he can criticize, which is:
(a) Her walk
(b) Her dirty uniform
(c) Her shoes
(d) Her hair

12. Arturo's writer's block is so strong that he:
(a) Curses himself and gives up
(b) Writes his mother asking for an idea
(c) Prays to St. Theresa for an idea
(d) Converses with the mouse about an idea

13. Americans with names like Parker and Smith:
(a) Have hurt Arturo in the past
(b) Are godless opportunists
(c) Represent opportunity
(d) Have supported Arturo's career

14. The name of the restaurant where Camilla works is:
(a) The Columbia Buffet
(b) Alta Loma Buffet
(c) Bunker Hill Cafe
(d) Columbia House Restaurant

15. Camilla's new shoes are:
(a) White sandals
(b) White flats
(c) White huaraches
(d) White, high-heeled pumps

Short Answer Questions

1. Both Camilla and Arturo put on a facade of:

2. Arturo's attitude toward Mexicans is:

3. If Mr. Hargraves were alive, he would have:

4. The waitress in the Columbia Buffet initially ignores Arturo because:

5. Arturo's memories of hotel guests are connected with:

(see the answer keys)

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