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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the term used for a Bokononist poem?
(a) "Psalm."
(b) "Calypso."
(c) "Epoch."
(d) "Calandra."

2. What is Dr. Breed's position at the Research Laboratory of the General Forge and Foundry Company?
(a) President.
(b) Researcher.
(c) Vice-president.
(d) Secretary.

3. How old was Newt Hoenikker when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima?
(a) 6.
(b) 13.
(c) 9.
(d) 4.

4. What position does John discover Frank Hoenikker holds in San Lorenzo in Chapter 37?
(a) Minister of Science and Progresss.
(b) Minister of Foreign Relations.
(c) Ambassador to the United States.
(d) Minister of War.

5. What is the title of Chapter 10?
(a) "A Tentative Tangling of Tendrils."
(b) "Vice-president in Charge of Volcanoes."
(c) "End of the World Delight."
(d) "Secret Agent X-9."

6. What is the name of Dr. Breed's secretary?
(a) Miss Ross.
(b) Miss Glynn.
(c) Miss Anderson.
(d) Miss Faust.

7. What word refers to the instrument that brings a person into his "team" in the beliefs of Bokononists?
(a) "Kan-kan."
(b) "Karass."
(c) "Wampeter."
(d) "Vin-dit."

8. How many siblings does Bokonon have?
(a) 2.
(b) 4.
(c) 3.
(d) 5.

9. How old was Angela Hoenikker when her mother died?
(a) 13.
(b) 19.
(c) 12.
(d) 16.

10. For what kind of dog does the narrator describe building a dog house in Chapter 3?
(a) A German Shepherd.
(b) A Husky.
(c) An Anatolian Shepherd.
(d) A Great Dane.

11. Who is the "mail-order muscle-builder" who "vulgarized" the term "Dynamic Tension," according to John in Chapter 47?
(a) Ron Walters.
(b) William Cabes.
(c) George Moakely.
(d) Charles Atlas.

12. What is Chapter 12's title?
(a) "End of the World Delight."
(b) "Vice-president in Charge of Volcanoes."
(c) "Secret Agent X-9."
(d) "A Tentative Tangling of Tendrils."

13. What does the narrator tell the reader to call him in Chapter 1?
(a) Paul.
(b) Harry.
(c) Jonah.
(d) George.

14. Who is the poet that John let stay in his apartment while he was in Ilium in Chapter 36?
(a) Lyman Enders Knowles.
(b) Sherman Krebbs.
(c) Marvin Holderness.
(d) George Minor Moakely.

15. What college is Newt Hoenikker attending when the narrator writes to him in Chapter 4?
(a) New York University.
(b) Brown University.
(c) Princeton University.
(d) Cornell University.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was Bokonon born?

2. What is the elevation of Mount McCabe?

3. What was the name of Dr. Breed's wife?

4. For how long has John spent on his "expedition" in Ilium in Chapter 36?

5. On what vessel did Bokonon travel from his home island to London in 1911?

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