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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Vera offer to do for Arturo when they become intimate?
(a) She offers to get them a drink
(b) She offers to sleep in the living room
(c) She offers to drive him home
(d) She offers to be Camilla

3. When Arturo and Camilla go to the shooting gallery, she:
(a) Is attracted to others at the gallery
(b) Wishes Arturo would be more generous
(c) Is disgusted that Arturo cannot shoot well
(d) Is unhappy with her own performance

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

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

6. 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

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

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

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

10. 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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Camilla's puppy, Willie, provides her with a sense of:

2. Sammy is terminally ill with:

3. Arturo's responds to Vera's disfigured skin by:

4. When Sammy goes to see Camilla, he realizes:

5. After some champagne, Arturo's attitude toward the prostitutes is that:

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