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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is pitiable about sufferers?
(a) They are in a great deal of pain.
(b) They begin to lose their memories.
(c) They have frequent bursts of sense amid the nonsense.
(d) They think that the whole world is against them.

2. From what does he ask the model to protect him?
(a) Being taken advantage of.
(b) Feeling anything again.
(c) His wife's anger.
(d) Being cheated on as he cheated on his wife.

3. Where does Harlequin find himself at the end of the story?
(a) At home in bed.
(b) Working in the cafe.
(c) On a cold lonely moor.
(d) On a beach.

4. What story is the father reading to his child in 'Locks'?
(a) Sleeping Beauty.
(b) Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
(c) Cinderella.
(d) Rapunzel.

5. What decision does the narrator make?
(a) He wants to be plugged back into the Matrix.
(b) He wants to join the rebels.
(c) He wants to join the machines.
(d) He kills himself.

6. What does the third girl whom the narrator speaks to say that she is?
(a) An alien.
(b) A university student.
(c) A poem.
(d) A star.

7. What reason does Becky give for breaking up with the narrator?
(a) She doesn't want to be a home wrecker.
(b) He is no fun anymore.
(c) He doesn't get on with her friends.
(d) He doesn't love her enough.

8. In 'Harlequin Valentine' what does Harlequin pin on Missy's front door?
(a) A charcoal drawing of Missy.
(b) A card.
(c) A red and black striped ribbon.
(d) His heart.

9. When he meets Becky again years later, what does she tell him was the real reason for her breaking up with him?
(a) She was seeing her boss.
(b) She was pregnant.
(c) He was getting too serious, and she wasn't a home wrecker.
(d) The narrator's wife threatened her and forced her to leave him.

10. Why does the person in the poem not notice the end of the world?
(a) They are waiting for a phone call.
(b) They are blind and deaf.
(c) They are too busy watching TV.
(d) They are asleep.

11. What does Greta say makes her angry?
(a) People enjoy the Narnia books although they treat the character of Susan so badly.
(b) Susan was too sensible and grown up and so refused to come back to Narnia.
(c) Aslan did not seem to care that Susan's whole family died, leaving her alone.
(d) Susan was denied paradise because she is too interested in lipsticks and nylons.

12. In 'Pages from a Journal...' for whom is the narrator searching?
(a) Scarlet.
(b) God.
(c) Angel.
(d) An unnamed woman.

13. The first time the world seems to dissolve away for the author, whom does he meet?
(a) A man wearing horn-rimmed spectacles.
(b) A man wearing a black leather jumpsuit.
(c) A man wearing a Santa hat.
(d) A man wearing a long black trench coat.

14. What does Missy order at the cafe?
(a) A bowl of ice cream.
(b) Hash browns, ketchup, and a steak knife.
(c) A burger and fries.
(d) Cola and a bag of chips.

15. What does the professor not like about Victorian children's literature?
(a) It is too unbelievable.
(b) The children in the stories are always boring.
(c) It is too moralizing.
(d) There are too many fairies in it.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is diagnosing Disease Maker's Croup difficult?

2. What does Susan dream about?

3. What is remarkable about the narrator of 'Goliath'?

4. How do the boys know Alison?

5. In 'Fifteen Painted Cards...' what does the man in 'The Fool' want?

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