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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Arturo write an angry essay about Catholicism?
(a) Because a priest criticized his story
(b) Because his mother has pushed Catholicism
(c) Because he no longer believes in God
(d) Because the church makes him feel guilty

2. Seeing Camilla's apartment after the earthquake, Arturo:
(a) Wails with regret
(b) Goes in and tries to find Vera
(c) Assumes she has died
(d) Calls the firemen to the building

3. When Arturo cries about Vera's misfortune, he:
(a) Wonders what he can do to ease her pain
(b) Considers getting her to counseling
(c) Quickly reverts back to thinking of his own problems
(d) Decides to introduce her to Camilla

4. Arturo's novel will be published, but Camilla is now:
(a) Going her own way
(b) Ill with tuberculosis
(c) Employed by a hotel
(d) In a deep state of depression

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

6. How does the author tell us that Vera is an older woman?
(a) He mentions the odor of aging
(b) She is dressed in old fashioned clothes
(c) Her years of experience betray her age
(d) She is weak and unstable

7. Why does Arturo leave Camilla to return to Los Angeles?
(a) To see if she can make it alone
(b) To buy new furnishings
(c) To pick up his mail
(d) To check out of his hotel room

8. After some champagne, Arturo's attitude toward the prostitutes is that:
(a) He loves them for their misery
(b) He feels they are uglier than before
(c) He becomes lifelong friends with them
(d) He is repulsed by their nationalities

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(d) Withdrawn

10. Arturo finds Camilla in his closet:
(a) Smoking marijuana
(b) Crying for help
(c) Asleep
(d) Drinking milk

11. How does Arturo escape from Vera at the bar?
(a) He joins a group of friends and leaves
(b) He loses himself in a pinball game
(c) He pretends to be sick
(d) He sneaks out from the men's room to a back alley

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

13. What has changed for Arturo emotionally in this chapter?
(a) His desire and passion for Camilla has overtaken him
(b) He finds what he is looking for
(c) He is no longer afraid to take chances
(d) Rejection no longer disturbs him

14. What is the guilt and shame that Arturo feels about having been with Vera?
(a) He is sorry that he thought of Camilla the entire time
(b) He feels he has taken advantage of Vera's loneliness
(c) He feels he has committed the mortal sin of adultery
(d) He feels he has violated Vera's innocence

15. Sammy tells Arturo that Mexican girls:
(a) Prefer men with disabilities
(b) Don't like to be treated like human beings
(c) Are attracted to men who are sensitive
(d) Are always trouble in a relationship

Short Answer Questions

1. After writing his attack on the Catholic church, Arturo:

2. When Arturo feels like "Bandini" with Camilla, he:

3. What does Arturo think about the sailors?

4. Sammy tells Arturo that:

5. The escapee, Camilla, asks for money from Arturo through:

(see the answer keys)

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