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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. What does the literature Kilgore is reading say about the reader's behavior?
(a) It is slowly chipping away at the human race.
(b) It is irrational and illogical.
(c) It is exactly what the creator of the universe wants.
(d) It can mystify the creator of the universe.
2. What does the literature Kilgore is reading say about free will?
(a) It is in everyone.
(b) It is not what we think it is.
(c) Only the reader has it.
(d) Only the creator possesses it.
3. What does The Narrator note about Eliot after he has arrived in Midland City?
(a) He stole the idea of Eliot's character from another novel.
(b) He is featured in another of The Narrator's novels.
(c) He is going to delete Eliot's character from the novel.
(d) He wishes he had not written Eliot into the novel.
4. What does The Narrator say about his own mother and Bunny's mother, Celia?
(a) They did not understand their sons.
(b) They were close friends.
(c) They were both mentally unstable.
(d) They both left their families.
5. What is the bad novel the driver tells Kilgore about?
(a) An artist that cuts off his ear and loses his artistic talent.
(b) A roulette that determines good art.
(c) An art movement that focuses on the mundane.
(d) An artist that imagines painting, but does not paint.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Dwayne take off of Kilgore's table?
2. Where do Francine and Dwayne meet after he calls her?
3. Who does Kilgore realize is watching him in the hotel lounge?
4. After The Narrator decides to do something new with the novel, how does he accomplish this objective?
5. What does Kilgore discover as the driver describes the bad novel?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Now It Can Be Told, what is the main difference between the creator of the universe and the reader?
2. What is the book the driver describes having read that Kilgore realizes is one of his own novels about?
3. What is it that The Narrator claims has been stalking him throughout the book?
4. What does The Narrator state is the spiritual climax of the novel?
5. What is the connection between Dwayne's house and the stream of pollution that Kilgore wades through?
6. Why does Patty Keene flirt with Dwayne while she serves him hamburgers?
7. What causes Kilgore to get out of the car and start walking toward Midland City and his fateful meeting with Dwayne?
8. Why does Bunny not fight back when his father, Dwayne, assaults him in the hotel lounge?
9. What does Dwayne do to Francine on his violent rampage?
10. What does The Narrator convince Kilgore of at the end of the novel?
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