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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator say that Geryon loved in the opening of “Total Things Known about Geryon”?
(a) Gardening.
(b) Water.
(c) Lightning.
(d) Horseback riding.

2. The poem that opens “Autobiography of Red: A Romance” concludes with the lines, "The only secret people keep / Is" what?
(a) "Nightmares."
(b) "Betrayal."
(c) "Truth."
(d) "Immortality."

3. What does Geryon offer to do for his mother in the end of “Space and Time”?
(a) He offers to pour her a drink.
(b) He offers to take her to the store.
(c) He offers to take her to the bus station.
(d) He offers to light her cigarette.

4. What is the name "Lazer" short for in the narrative?
(a) Elazerus.
(b) Lazerian.
(c) Eleazar.
(d) Lazerus.

5. How does Geryon's mother define the word "each" for him in "Each"?
(a) It means going to school.
(b) It means separation and independence.
(c) It means the ability to fly.
(d) It means glory and unity.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Geryon go with the yellowbeard after the lecture in “Distances”?

2. What do Geryon and Herakles' grandmother discuss while alone in “Memory Burn”?

3. Who abducted Helen, according to mythology?

4. In the opening sentence of “Distances,” the narrator suggests that what question had intrigued Geryon for much of his life?

5. “Autobiography of Red: A Romance” opens with a poem by whom?

(see the answer key)

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