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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Tod watching as the story begins?
(a) Marines and sailors
(b) A Broadway play
(c) Cavalrymen and infantrymen
(d) Cowboys and Indians

2. Where does Homer take his walks?
(a) To the pet shop
(b) To the library
(c) To the park
(d) Past Faye and Harry's apartment

3. What happens to Harry during his sales pitch?
(a) He has chest pains and gasps for air
(b) He forgets the words
(c) He faints
(d) He begins to sweat profusely

4. What does Homer do with his hands as he waits for his bath?
(a) Rubs them
(b) Stretches them
(c) Plunges them into cold water
(d) Puts lotion on them

5. How long has Tod been in Hollywood?
(a) Not quite three months
(b) Not quite three days
(c) Not quite three years
(d) Not quite three weeks

6. What is the scene in one of the bedroom paintings?
(a) A lighthouse in Maine
(b) A Texas prairie
(c) A snowy Connecticut farmhouse
(d) The Badlands

7. Who does Tod like to see in the building?
(a) Alison Greenson
(b) Elsa Peretti
(c) Faye Greener
(d) Amanda Greenway

8. What is a sporting house?
(a) A poker house
(b) A brothel
(c) A gambling den
(d) A cock fight arena

9. Who are the subjects for Tod's most recent painting?
(a) Abe and Faye
(b) Abe and Alicia
(c) Aaron and Faye
(d) Abe and Elsa

10. Who is Joan Schwartzen?
(a) Claude's sister
(b) The Estees' neighbor
(c) A friend of Mrs. Estee's
(d) Claude's mistress

11. Where does Claude want to take Tod after the party?
(a) A strip club
(b) Another party
(c) A sporting house
(d) A movie

12. What is Mrs. Jenning's fee?
(a) $20 for a night
(b) $10 cover charge
(c) $5 cover charge
(d) $30 for a night

13. What color is the building?
(a) diluted mustard
(b) buff beig
(c) flamingo pink
(d) off white

14. What good quality does Faye tell Tod he has?
(a) He is smart
(b) He is generous
(c) He is compassionate
(d) He is good-hearted

15. What does Faye tell Homer?
(a) Her life story
(b) Her plans to be a movie star
(c) She thinks he is cute
(d) She is still hungry

Short Answer Questions

1. What is noticeable about Abe's physical presence?

2. Where does Claude take Tod after the party?

3. Where does Tod live?

4. What is Tod's view of the world?

5. What is Joan's profession?

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