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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Arturo remembers people like these who called him:
(a) Wop, dago and greaser
(b) A bad boy
(c) Half-breed
(d) Italian idiot

2. Hellfrick diverts the milkman's attention by:
(a) Lecturing him on communism
(b) Holding him up
(c) Bringing him in and offering him gin
(d) Discussing his victories as a war hero

3. His departure from the prostitute's room leaves Arturo feeling:
(a) Mature
(b) Lonely
(c) Pensive
(d) Exhilarated

4. Instead of sexual favors, Arturo tells the prostitute:
(a) He is involved with another Mexican girl
(b) He just wants to write about her
(c) He wants to wait for a better time
(d) He is broke

5. J. C. Hackmuth surprises Arturo by:
(a) Publishing his thirty page letter
(b) Rejecting his latest writing
(c) Sending him money for no reason
(d) Contacting his mother

Short Answer Questions

1. The name of the restaurant where Camilla works is:

2. Judy Palmer is a:

3. Arturo expects the milk truck to arrive at:

4. Arturo feels that the only people who really belong in California are:

5. Arturo's worst enemy may be:

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Arturo's interaction with Judy Palmer tell us about him?

2. Discuss the unfair discrimination Arturo experienced as a child..

3. Why do Arturo and Camilla perpetuate the negativity between them?

4. Still in his inflated arrogance over his new publication, Arturo returns to the Columbia Buffet, feigning wealth and importance. What is is motive?

5. Discuss Arturo's revelation about the "paradise" California represented to him earlier.

6. Is Arturo stalking Camilla in this chapter?

7. Discuss the essence of Burt Hargraves, and its effect on Arturo Bandini.

8. What is the basis of Arturo's daring move to Los Angeles? What has given him the courage to relocate?

9. Why does Arturo give Mrs. Hargraves an extra five dollars with his rent payment?

10. Arturo reveals in Chapter 2 the two things that drive him. What are they?

(see the answer keys)

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