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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does fine-line hatching do?
(a) Creates a wavy image.
(b) Causes scar tissue.
(c) Tricks the eye into seeing three dimensions.
(d) Causes much blood loss.
2. What does Cy discover on Riley's body?
(a) A tattoo for every year of Riley's life.
(b) A tribute tattooed to Reeda.
(c) Fitting verses tattooed on Riley's right sole.
(d) No tattoos.
3. What is Muriel's occupation?
(a) A circus performer.
(b) A doctor.
(c) A nurse.
(d) A respected electrotherapist.
4. What does Cy not really understand?
(a) That his mother and Muriel perform abortions.
(b) That electricity is dangerous.
(c) That he is going to a boarding school.
(d) That his mother does tattoos.
5. What amazes Cy?
(a) That Riley hums hymns while he works.
(b) That someone so flaccid and bawdy can be so intricate and precise in his line work.
(c) That Riley can be drunk and create magnificent tattoos.
(d) That Riley seldoms is aroused by his naked female clients.
Short Answer Questions
1. What has Cy forgotten?
2. Why does Cy have to use distilled water to make his inks?
3. How do women's tattoos differ from men's?
4. Why do the town council's junctions bother Reeda?
5. At what does Cy marvel?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Cy's afternoon employment foreshadow his future work?
2. What gives a possible hint to a terrible secret in Grace's past?
3. Describe the first meeting between Arturas and Claudia Overas and Cy.
4. What does Grace want from Cy and why do you think she wants it?
5. How does Cy compare Coney Island to Morecambe?
6. What are some of the contrasting images seen in the very beginning of this book?
7. How does Riley come to offer Cy an apprenticeship and what is Cy's response?
8. What does Cy think about Coney Island and how do you interpret that?
9. Why do you think Cy returns to Pedder Street in Morecambe?
10. How does Reeda die and how does this affect Cy?
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