The Crying of Lot 49 Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What will Oedipa have revelations about as she completes her task for Pierce Inverarity?
(a) A magical presence.
(b) Her marriage.
(c) The meaning of life.
(d) Life after death.

2. What was the previous occupation of Mucho Mass?
(a) Radio station disc jockey.
(b) Lawyer.
(c) Used car salesman.
(d) Real estate mogul.

3. On a long ago trip with Pierce Inverarity, where did Oedipa see an exhibition of paintings by Remedios Varo ?
(a) Buenos Aires.
(b) Mazatlan.
(c) Acapulco.
(d) Mexico City.

4. What does Mucho advise Oedipa to do after she shows him the letter regarding Pierce Inverarity?
(a) Have a drink.
(b) Call Inverarity's wife.
(c) Go see her shrink.
(d) Contact their lawyer.

5. Pierce Inverarity was a _____________?
(a) Real estate mogul.
(b) Cattle rancher.
(c) Used car salesman.
(d) Radio station disc jockey.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Funch, Mucho's boss, tell Mucho he is going to do in the first chapter of the novel?

2. How did Oedipa know Pierce Inverarity?

3. After hearing about his work in Chapter 1, Oedipa tells Mucho that he is too ___________?

4. Dr. Hilarius's insistence that Oedipa take part in the experiment reminds Oedipa of what?

5. Oedipa compares Mucho's angst about his work to what?

(see the answer key)

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