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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Arturo tell wild stories of his great heroism after the earthquake?
(a) To impress people with his religious faith
(b) To create humor in a bad situation
(c) To soothe his deep fear of earthquakes
(d) To get some attention from those who were not there

2. What is the event that ends Arturo's friendship with Hellfrick?
(a) Hellfrick's drinking has finally become too much
(b) Hellfrick does not share his meal with Arturo
(c) He is appalled by Hellfrick's killing a calf
(d) He can no longer stand Hellfrick borrowing money

3. When Camilla and Arturo go to visit Sammy, Camilla becomes:
(a) Withdrawn
(b) Dangerous
(c) Protective
(d) Subservient

4. Camilla's puppy, Willie, provides her with a sense of:
(a) A sense of purpose
(b) Agitation and restlessness
(c) Ways to stay busy
(d) Comfort and joy

5. Arturo tries to make a life for himself and Camilla by:
(a) Asking her to marry him again
(b) Finding a house on Laguna Beach
(c) Taking her in and feeding her
(d) Being tolerant of her habits

6. What seems to dampen Arturo's newly refreshed religious faith?
(a) His fear over the earthquake subsides
(b) His need for money is greater than his need for God
(c) Camilla knocks on his window
(d) He is determined to become famous

7. What is it about Vera that lingers in the room?
(a) Her scent
(b) Her negativity
(c) Her sadness
(d) Her sense of hope

8. Arturo's next story will be based on:
(a) Hellfrick
(b) Camilla
(c) Vera
(d) Sammy

9. Whose poetry does Vera quote to Arturo?
(a) Frost
(b) Emerson
(c) Millay
(d) Keats

10. Camilla's apartment is:
(a) Dark and mysterious
(b) Beautifully decorated
(c) Dirty and untidy
(d) Sparkling and organized

11. One indication that everything has changed for Arturo is:
(a) He has decided to live on the beach
(b) He has gotten rid of the marijuana
(c) He has to take a different room at the Alta Loma
(d) Camilla is gone again

12. After sending his telegram, Arturo tries to:
(a) Sit down and write a new novel
(b) Discuss it with Mr. Hellfrick
(c) Contact Camilla by telephone
(d) Retrieve it before it is delivered

13. At the beach, Arturo hates the seagulls, and Camilla hates the:
(a) Sand
(b) Wind
(c) Kids
(d) Crabs

14. What is Vera's primary problem?
(a) She is overly confident
(b) She is unpleasant looking
(c) She has sexual problems
(d) She is lonely

15. When Vera appears in Arturo's room for the first time, he momentarily wants to:
(a) Laugh
(b) Beat her
(c) Hug her
(d) Kick her out

Short Answer Questions

1. When Arturo does something nice, he is often:

2. Finally admitting she is in love with Sammy, Camilla asks Arturo to:

3. Arturo's initial response to Camilla's request is to:

4. Arturo's novel will be published, but Camilla is now:

5. What does Arturo observe the group of Protestants doing after the earthquake?

(see the answer keys)

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