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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. Who has left a message for him inside the apartment?
(a) Michael.
(b) His father.
(c) Amanda.
(d) Tad Allagash.

2. Of what do the potted plants remind the narrator?
(a) A greenhouse.
(b) A forest.
(c) A jungle.
(d) A zoo.

3. What happens to the narrator's deadline on the French piece?
(a) The deadline is delayed, giving him much more time.
(b) The French piece is taken out of his hands and given to Avery.
(c) The French piece is completely scrapped and all his time wasted.
(d) The deadline is moved up and he may not be able to finish.

4. Who settled their divorce?
(a) Amanda's lawyer.
(b) Michael.
(c) Amanda's agent.
(d) The narrator's father.

5. What sports faux pas does the narrator commit at the Irish bar?
(a) He calls a baseball run a point.
(b) He calls a hockey puck a ball.
(c) He calls a basketball quarter a period.
(d) He calls a baseball inning a quarter.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator attempt to sit and write about?

2. On the way to work, what poster does the narrator see?

3. What does the homeless person do on the narrator's train ride to work?

4. Who does the narrator encounter at the second club?

5. What was the narrator's most significant contact with The Druid?

Short Essay Questions

1. To what does the narrator attribute his need to belong and feel desired?

2. Why is the narrator having difficulty fulfilling his dream of becoming a famous fiction writer?

3. What is the significance of the last three images in the chapter: the Colgate sign, the Statue of Liberty, and the garbage barge?

4. How is the narrator's love of fiction detrimental to his development as an adult?

5. What insights does the reader gain about the character when he forgets to bring Megan her soda?

6. Why does the narrator feel he is so different from the Hasidic Jews he encounters on the train?

7. Where is the narrator when the story begins?

8. How do the narrator's inner identity and his outer persona conflict?

9. What was Amanda's home life like when she met the narrator?

10. How are the narrator and Amanda using each other for escape?

(see the answer keys)

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