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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Tod see when he enters his room?
(a) The TV is on
(b) Last night's dirty dishes
(c) A note under the door
(d) Dirty clothes all over the place

3. What is the name of the building where Tod lives/
(a) San Bernardino Arms
(b) The Regency
(c) Bernardino Estates
(d) San Juan Arms

4. Where does Tod live?
(a) A townhouse
(b) A room in a three-story house
(c) A hotel
(d) An inn

5. What does Joan show Tod in the Estees' backyard?
(a) A plastic life-size replica of a dead horse on its back
(b) New landscaping
(c) A huge hot tub
(d) A new swimming pool

6. What was Harry's dream?
(a) Start his own church
(b) Make it big in Hollywood
(c) Marry a wealthy widow
(d) Buy a Starbucks franchise

7. What was Mrs. Jenning's former profession?
(a) A waitress
(b) A cook
(c) A nurse
(d) A silent film star

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

9. What is it about Claude's appearance that gives away his profession?
(a) His hairstyle
(b) His physique
(c) His impeccable clothes
(d) His facial expressions

10. What does Tod think when he sees Mary Dove?
(a) That Mary is even prettier than Faye
(b) That Mary is not as pretty as Faye
(c) That maybe Faye works at Mrs. Jenning's
(d) That he has to talk to Faye tomorrow

11. What is noticeable about Abe's physical presence?
(a) He is grossly obese
(b) He is a dwarf
(c) He is a giant
(d) He is crippled

12. What does Harry want Homer to do?
(a) Call an ambulance
(b) Get him a glass of water
(c) Get Faye who is waiting in the car
(d) Open a window

13. Why did Mrs. Jenning's change professions?
(a) Her voice did not work well for talking pictures
(b) Her legs hurt all the time
(c) She got married
(d) She got a different degree

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

15. What does Harry ask Homer?
(a) If Homer would take in boarders
(b) If he wants to go to the movies
(c) If he wants to buy copper polish
(d) Where he buys his clothes

Short Answer Questions

1. What color is the building?

2. Which artists is Tod interested in now?

3. What is Homer's personality?

4. What is unusual about the chimney?

5. Whose party is Tod going to tonight?

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