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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Dr. Hilarius's insistence that Oedipa take part in the experiment reminds Oedipa of what?
(a) Military recruiting posters with Uncle Sam.
(b) Military recruiting posters with a marine.
(c) Her Uncle Sal.
(d) Her father's poster collection.

2. What reaction does Oedipa have to what Inverarity said about her to Metzger?
(a) She slaps Metzger.
(b) She begins to cry.
(c) She kisses Metzger.
(d) She begins to laugh.

3. What happens when a heavy, pale young man carrying a mail sack appears in the doorway of the bar where Oedipa and Metzger are talking to Mike Fallopian?
(a) He climbs up on the bar, and starts shooting into the crowd.
(b) He climbs up on the bar and starts throwing envelopes into the crowd.
(c) He starts an argument with Mike Fallopian.
(d) He yells "Fire!" and everyone runs.

4. Who saves Oedipa, Metzger and their friends after they are stranded on the island in the middle of Fangoso Lagoons?
(a) Inverarity's Security Force.
(b) San Narciso Police.
(c) Fangoso Lagoons Diving Team.
(d) Fangoso Lagoons Security Force.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mucho Maas suffer from on a regular basis?

2. Who or what in particular does Oedipa compare herself to?

3. Despite a lack of specific facts, what does Mike Fallopian say took place in 1864?

4. What scientific rule does the Nefastis Machine violate?

5. Pierce Inverarity was a _____________?

(see the answer key)

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