Part One: The Hero, The Friend: August 12: Chapters 1 - 5
1. Where does Jim go for fresh air?
(a) Into the refrigerator.
(b) To the supermarket.
(c) Onto the balcony.
(d) Into the shower.
2. What is Jim afraid of?
(b) The mean looking clerk who serves him at the airport.
(c) What was waiting for him in Portland.
(d) People noticing how tense he is.
3. What has unmatchable purity?
(a) Voices in the dirt.
(b) A sterilized surgery.
(c) The vapor of sublime poetry.
(d) Forest mud.
4. Why does the earth not speak to us?
(a) We are not intelligent enough.
(b) Humans are not worth talking to.
(c) It is too busy talking to the trees.
(d) It is angry that we use trees for building houses.
5. What trait do Portlanders share?
(a) A dislike of New York.
(b) A love of roses.
(c) A charming smugness.
(d) An ability to communicate with the earth.
6. How much does Jim pay the cab driver?
(a) Nothing, he runs off without paying.
(b) One hundred dollars in coins.
(c) More than three times the meter.
(d) Less than the meter because the driver is so slow.
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