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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of car does Dag drive?
(a) A red Saab.
(b) A pickup.
(c) A Jeep Cherokee.
(d) A lemon.

2. Where do Andy and Dag work?
(a) At a video store.
(b) At a construction site.
(c) McDonald's.
(d) Larry's Bar.

3. What does Claire do for a living when she and Andy meet?
(a) She was a tour guide.
(b) She was a teacher.
(c) Garment-buying.
(d) She was a barmaid.

4. What kind of magazine does Andy work at in Japan?
(a) A home decorating magazine.
(b) A technology magazine.
(c) A cooking magazine.
(d) A teenybopper magazine.

5. Reading a passage from the diaries of which artist inspired Andy to exercise?
(a) Marc Chagal.
(b) Andy Warhol.
(c) Salvador Dali.
(d) Pablo Picasso.

6. What nickname does Dag have for his office cubicle?
(a) The slow death chamber.
(b) The yuppie dive.
(c) The veal-fattening pen.
(d) The office cubicle.

7. 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 reconnect with an old flame.
(c) Enjoying the sun.
(d) Trying to erase his past.

8. What does Dag's brother Matthew do for a living?
(a) He is a teacher.
(b) Writes jingles.
(c) He dabbles in real estate.
(d) He is an investment banker.

9. What disturbing artifacts does Andy mention Claire keeps in what should be her dining room?
(a) Antlers.
(b) Mannequins.
(c) Old appliances.
(d) Baby shoes.

10. While on their picnic, the friends spot a sedan filled with tourists from which country?
(a) Canada.
(b) England.
(c) Germany.
(d) Japan.

11. What does Andy say almost always bookends a European pilgrimage in Chapter 13?
(a) A terrifying cab ride.
(b) A shopping spree.
(c) Semiclinical depression.
(d) A love affair.

12. In Chapter 13, why does Andy say he and Dag are envious of Tobias?
(a) Tobias has circus freak show good looks.
(b) Tobias has caught the attention of Claire.
(c) Tobias has a life goal.
(d) Tobias is younger than they are.

13. What does Andy say his parents are terrified of in Chapter 14?
(a) Nuclear war.
(b) Ghosts.
(c) A.I.D.S.
(d) The future.

14. What is the title of Chapter 13?
(a) Monsters Escape.
(b) Monsters Over There.
(c) Monsters Exist.
(d) Monsters Under the Bed.

15. In Chapter 1, where does Andy suspect his dogs have been rummaging through the trash?
(a) A restuarant dumpster.
(b) His neighor's bins.
(c) Behind a cosmetic surgery.
(d) An apartment complex.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Andy's story, what does Edward vow to build once he makes it in New York?

2. Where does Dag's brother Matthew live?

3. What nickname does Claire's family have for her?

4. What does Andy slip into Dag's drink in Chapter 13?

5. In his former office, what does Dag have a framed photo of at his desk?

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