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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 soothe his deep fear of earthquakes
(c) To get some attention from those who were not there
(d) To create humor in a bad situation

2. What does Arturo think about the sailors?
(a) That they drink far too much
(b) That they live dangerous lives
(c) That they are young and foolish
(d) That even they have what he cannot have

3. The priest Arturo sees has an objection to the passage in Arturo's story dealing with:
(a) The Rosary
(b) The Holy Sacrament
(c) The Liturgy
(d) The Catechism

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

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

6. How does Arturo try to help Vera?
(a) He tells her it will all be over soon
(b) He gives her drink after drink
(c) He asks her to dance with him
(d) He shares about his own loneliness with her

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

8. Camilla responds to Arturo's request to marry her:
(a) By trying to drown herself
(b) By weeping silently and leaving the restaurant
(c) By laughing and tearing up the telegram
(d) By hugging the bartenders who congratulate her

9. To ease his hurt feelings, Arturo pays to:
(a) Dance with a blonde
(b) See a cheap movie
(c) Eat meat with Hellfrick
(d) Be driven around town

10. Because Arturo is now rejecting her, Camilla thinks he:
(a) Is a homosexual
(b) Has another girlfriend
(c) Has lost his mind
(d) Is in love with Sammy

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

12. Arturo calls Camilla a cheap imitation of:
(a) An American
(b) A Mexican
(c) A woman
(d) A friend

13. Arturo spends the night sleeping outside because:
(a) It is too hot to sleep in his apartment
(b) He is waiting to see Camilla
(c) He is covinced Los Angeles is going to be destroyed
(d) He is tired f sleeping in his own apartment

14. Arturo feels his novel will serve to:
(a) Make him rich and famous
(b) Mend things with his mother
(c) Satisfy his wanderlust
(d) Give his writing to the world

15. Arturo decides to be nicer to Sammy because he realizes:
(a) He will miss Sammy when he's gone
(b) Sammy has been nice to him
(c) Living is hard enough
(d) He and Sammy have been friends a long time

Short Answer Questions

1. Sammy tells Arturo that:

2. Whose poetry does Vera quote to Arturo?

3. Arturo's next story will be based on:

4. What does Arturo take from Camilla's car?

5. Seeing Camilla's apartment after the earthquake, Arturo:

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