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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Miller is sometimes surprised by revelations of household tragedies too great to describe, even by who, whose domestic life is a sad joke?
(a) Chekhov.
(b) James.
(c) Tolstoy.
(d) Conrad.

2. Who gives outdoor piano concerts to ward off poverty at Big Sur?
(a) Henry Miller.
(b) Emil White.
(c) Gerhart Muench.
(d) Conrad Moricand.

3. Which mystery writer provides research on the Essene cult?
(a) Agatha Christie.
(b) Lawrence Lipton.
(c) Restif de la Bretonne.
(d) Sir Godfrey Higgins.

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

5. Who has suffered much from the correction of physical defects but is a miniature Ramakrishna, thankful for everything?
(a) Peter.
(b) Butch.
(c) Simon.
(d) Paul.

6. What can improve bad painting, according to Miller?
(a) Good framing.
(b) Good subject.
(c) Good lighting.
(d) Good hanging.

7. Where does Miller describe his archives in Part 2, "Peace and Solitude: a Potpourri," Chapter 8?
(a) Library of Congress.
(b) N.Y.U. Library.
(c) Columbia Library.
(d) U.C.L.A. Library.

8. Who is the author of Big Sur Guide?
(a) Conrad Moricand.
(b) Henry Miller.
(c) Jean Wharton.
(d) Emil White.

9. What does Miller find to be a constant nuisance in the beginning of the narrative?
(a) Neighborhood dogs.
(b) Ex-wives.
(c) Children.
(d) Infatuated fans.

10. Almost how many artists of all sorts come through Big Sur in Henry Miller's twelve years there?
(a) 50.
(b) 100.
(c) 200.
(d) 20.

11. What is the title of Part 2, "Peace and Solitude: a Potpourri," Chapter 11?
(a) "Testimonial in Ut-Mineur."
(b) "Visitors."
(c) "Down the Trestle."
(d) "The Millennium of Hieronymus Bosch."

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

13. A Basque girl visits Miller, freezing and starving, to ask his views on who?
(a) Nietzsche.
(b) Kant.
(c) Einstein.
(d) Hitler.

14. Miller writes in Part 1, "The Oranges of the Millennium," that he who comes to Big Sur must come with capable hands, a strong heart, and a sense of humor, and expect no _______.
(a) Monetary gain.
(b) Things to come easy.
(c) Modern amenities.
(d) Help from neighbors.

15. Part 2, "Peace and Solitude: a Potpourri," Chapter 9 opens with Miller borrowing the _____ concept of "clearing,"
(a) Quaker.
(b) Calvinist.
(c) Catholic.
(d) Dianetics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Miller gets detailed letters on bladder care from a man where?

2. Hieronymus Bosch's The Millennium is the title of what?

3. According to Miller, the Western home is a _____.

4. From whom does Miller learn much about painting, including having fun?

5. Since 1929, Miller has produced how many watercolors by Part 2, "Peace and Solitude: a Potpourri," Chapter 4?

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