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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Arturo's initial response to Camilla's request is to:
(a) Write a nice goodbye letter to Sammy
(b) Write a scathing, hurtful letter to Sammy
(c) Throw her out of his apartment
(d) Ignore her and go back to his novel

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

4. After writing his attack on the Catholic church, Arturo:
(a) Sends it to the Pope
(b) Disposes of it
(c) Mails it to his mother
(d) Mails it to his childhood priest

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

6. Arturo knows he will go to visit Vera. What does he think she will help him with?
(a) He learn to be more relaxed around women
(b) He will learn all of the tricks she knows about gambling
(c) He will learn to behave more passionately toward Camilla
(d) He will learn to better hold his alcohol

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

8. When Arturo feels like "Bandini" with Camilla, he:
(a) Becomes aggressive and rough
(b) Becomes talkative and intellectual
(c) Becomes aloof and cold
(d) Becomes tender and attentive

9. Arturo discovers that Camilla has a:
(a) Marijuana habit
(b) A propensity for heroine
(c) An addiction to alcohol
(d) A cocaine habit

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

11. With his novel published, Arturo's life has:
(a) Gone downhill
(b) Improved considerably
(c) Gotten lonelier
(d) Become less interesting

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

13. When Sammy goes to see Camilla, he realizes:
(a) She has fallen into alcoholism
(b) She is hopelessly ill
(c) She has been physically abused
(d) She is a drug addict

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

15. In this chapter, Arturo may have realized that:
(a) Having a car may be more trouble than it's worth
(b) It is much better living farther away from Hellfrick
(c) Camilla is his one, lifelong true love
(d) Success in his career is not what makes him ultimately happy

Short Answer Questions

1. When Arturo cries about Vera's misfortune, he:

2. What has changed for Arturo emotionally in this chapter?

3. When Camilla and Arturo go to visit Sammy, Camilla becomes:

4. After sending his telegram, Arturo tries to:

5. When Vera appears in Arturo's room for the first time, he momentarily wants to:

(see the answer keys)

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