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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. How are the passengers described in Medical?
(a) Patients.
(b) Ambulance chasers.
(c) Stretcher cases.
(d) Charts.

2. How does the narrator describe the bus conductor in Reactionary?
(a) Large.
(b) Surly.
(c) Friendly.
(d) Quiet.

3. How does the narrator of Modern Style describe the events witnessed?
(a) A farce.
(b) A tragi-comedy.
(c) A comedy.
(d) A tragedy.

4. How is the bus described in Visual?
(a) Metallic-tasting, like a fork.
(b) Green.
(c) Hard and cold, like ice.
(d) Low and rumbling, like approaching thunder.

5. What is one characteristic of Casual?
(a) Visual comedy.
(b) Long paragraphs.
(c) Vivid descriptions.
(d) Frequent dialogue.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one characteristic of Telegraphic?

2. In what style is Spectral written?

3. What terminology is used in Gastronomical?

4. What language is English blended with in Gallicisms?

5. What sense is the focus of Olfactory?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think the author includes the variation "Interjections?"

2. What is a haiku and how is it used in Exercises in Style?

3. Why might the variation "More or Less" be easier to read aloud?

4. What makes the variation "Awkward" seem awkward?

5. What is the style of the variation "Modern Style?" How do you know?

6. Why is the variation "For Ze Frrensh" considered comical? Why is this variation put in place of "Poor lay Zanglay" in the English version of Exercises in Style?

7. What does the author do to the basic story in the variation "Parts of Speech?"

8. Why do you think the author writes a separate variation for each of the five senses?

9. Compare and contrast "Back Slang" and "Dog Latin."

10. What is apostrophe in literature? How is it used in the variation "Apostrophe?"

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