Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapters 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After quitting his office job, Dag says he makes new friends who yap endlessly about what?
(a) Environmental issues.
(b) South American novelists.
(c) The war in the Middle East.
(d) Foreign policy.

2. In Chapter 12, what does Otis equate suburban houses to?
(a) Progress.
(b) Shopping malls.
(c) Milk cartons.
(d) Fear of individual thought.

3. In Chapter 20, what does Dag tell Andy he wants to do with his future?
(a) Own a hotel.
(b) Have ten children.
(c) Write a novel.
(d) Save the Earth.

4. What does Andy credit with keeping him "level" in Chapter 20?
(a) Work.
(b) Reading classic literature.
(c) Building model planes.
(d) Spending time with friends.

5. When Andy and Claire first meet, what does Andy tell her he is doing in Palm Springs?
(a) Starting a new job.
(b) Trying to erase his past.
(c) Trying to reconnect with an old flame.
(d) Enjoying the sun.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Dag suspect the tourists are looking for?

2. What color does Curtis say hummingbirds are particularly attracted to?

3. In the story Dag tells about a man named Otis. What does Otis consider Palm Springs?

4. What disturbing artifacts does Andy mention Claire keeps in what should be her dining room?

5. Who is Elvissa?

(see the answer key)

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