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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What refreshment does Vera bring to Arturo?
(a) Warm milk
(b) Soda
(c) Gin
(d) Water

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

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

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

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

8. Hellfrick helps Arturo:
(a) Learn how to steal money for food
(b) Decide not to drink alcohol
(c) Identify his moral boundaries
(d) Figure out his next novel

9. The escapee, Camilla, asks for money from Arturo through:
(a) Telegrams using an alias
(b) Letters from various post offices
(c) Notes slipped under his door
(d) Midnight phone calls

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

11. When Arturo does something nice, he is often:
(a) Headed for another religious breakthrough
(b) Angry at himself
(c) Self-congratulatory
(d) Temporarily humbled

12. Camilla is institutionalized in:
(a) A tuberculosis ward
(b) An addiction clinic
(c) State prison
(d) A mental hospital

13. What does Vera think of Arturo's writing?
(a) It is mediocre
(b) It is brilliant
(c) It is no good
(d) She has not read it

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Arturo think about the sailors?

3. To ease his hurt feelings, Arturo pays to:

4. What seems to dampen Arturo's newly refreshed religious faith?

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

(see the answer keys)

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