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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Miller's favorite of the child painters in Big Sur?
(a) Brian Cooper.
(b) Butch Eames.
(c) Tasha Doner.
(d) Timmy Conway.

2. Where does Miller send Chama when he runs out of stories in an urban setting?
(a) Brazil.
(b) Paris.
(c) Italy.
(d) New Mexico.

3. Fledgling writers seek advice from Miller, but writing is a what to him?
(a) Calvary.
(b) Secret.
(c) Gift.
(d) Danger.

4. What lessens the idealism of Big Sur as a place for Miller to write?
(a) Weather.
(b) Isolation.
(c) Visitors.
(d) Children.

5. Which Big Sur resident is a Dresden, Germany-born pianist, composer, and musical scholar?
(a) Gerhart Meunch.
(b) Norman Mini.
(c) Gilbert Neiman.
(d) Ralph.

6. Miller asserts that few city dwellers can stand solitude, but communities built on _____ and detachment are inevitable in this destructive world.
(a) Religion.
(b) Simplification.
(c) Evolution.
(d) Benevolence.

7. Which author is a Russian at heart and cannot find a publisher for his novel, The Falling Asleep?
(a) Niels Scharmosky.
(b) Jake Kenney.
(c) Emil White.
(d) Conrad Moricand.

8. Miller quotes a long passage from whose Travel Diary about the perfection of Japanese women and how Western women fail to imitate them?
(a) Keyserling's.
(b) Conrad's.
(c) Walton's.
(d) Myanak's.

9. Miller finds it maddening as an artist to be incapable of capturing what adequately?
(a) Light.
(b) Love.
(c) Life.
(d) Beauty.

10. What denomination of preacher is Miller's favorite bootblack in Monterey?
(a) Pentecostal.
(b) Methodist.
(c) Presbyterian.
(d) Baptist.

11. Miller writes in Part 2, "Peace and Solitude: a Potpourri," Chapter 7 that Americans worship _____ and tell others that they do not know how to live.
(a) Abundance.
(b) Materialism.
(c) Oil.
(d) Capitalism.

12. In what year is Miller in Villa Seurat?
(a) 1945.
(b) 1941.
(c) 1934.
(d) 1936.

13. How many of the artists who come through Big Sur, in Miller's time there, are truly talented, according to Miller?
(a) 12.
(b) 50.
(c) 100.
(d) 20.

14. From where does the Basque girl write to Miller for help?
(a) San Francisco, CA.
(b) New York, NY.
(c) Washington, D.C.
(d) Paris, France.

15. Miller writes that Jews and _____ are America's only truly selfless givers.
(a) Blacks.
(b) Goys.
(c) Indians.
(d) Arabs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What book of Miller's was banned in the United States?

2. Who operates the upscale Nepenthe Restaurant and let their five children run wild without thought of discipline?

3. Miller asserts that all has been said and done and all one can add is what?

4. One tourist visits Miller to spend hours looking through his what?

5. Miller writes that "one must find new ways of looking at things to see ______ undiminished by creation's flaws."

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