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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Andy recall happened to Claire's father at the resort pool?
(a) He has a heart attack.
(b) He is punched by another patron.
(c) He hits on the lifeguard.
(d) He slips and cracks his head.

2. In Chapter 12, what does Andy say Dag needs to do soon or else he's going to "lose it"?
(a) Have kids.
(b) Get a real job.
(c) Fall in love.
(d) Get some perspective.

3. In Chapter 1, what does Andy recall traveling to a Canadian town to watch?
(a) A concert.
(b) A boxing match.
(c) A parade.
(d) A solar eclipse.

4. In Chapter 10, what does Andy say is a recurring theme in Dag's stories?
(a) Love and loss.
(b) The end of the world.
(c) New beginnings.
(d) Forgiveness.

5. In the story Andy tells about Edward, who follows Edward everywhere?
(a) A ghost called Bernice.
(b) A bird with a broken wing.
(c) Ludwig, his dog.
(d) His shadow.

6. What is the title of Chapter 2?
(a) Our Parents Had More.
(b) Our Parents Earned More.
(c) Our Parents Wanted More.
(d) Our Parents Gave More.

7. What is Mr Takamichi's most valuable possession?
(a) A first edition of his favorite comic book.
(b) An old t-shirt.
(c) A photo of Marilyn Monroe.
(d) A love letter from his first love.

8. What does Andy say the people at Alcohol Anonymous meetings want to hear?
(a) About your failures.
(b) Horror stories from your past.
(c) How you overcome temptation.
(d) How long you have been sober for.

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

10. Which of the following is not a smell that Andy associates with Milan?
(a) Roses.
(b) Cinnamon.
(c) Diesel.
(d) Citrus.

11. What industry does Dag work in before moving to Palm Springs?
(a) Education.
(b) Real Estate.
(c) Medicine.
(d) Advertising.

12. Which of the following is not a name Claire suggests for her future children?
(a) Madge.
(b) Blythe.
(c) Verna.
(d) Ralph.

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

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

15. Who does Dag think about contracting cancer in Chapter 1?
(a) A lifeguard.
(b) A surfer.
(c) A construction worker.
(d) A farmer.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where is Dag from originally?

3. How many brothers and sisters does Andy have?

4. What does Andy say Tobias brags about in Chapter 14?

5. What is the title of Chapter 13?

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