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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Dag suspect the tourists are looking for?
(a) Celebrities.
(b) Rodeo Drive.
(c) Cement dinosaurs.
(d) A beach.

3. Claire tells a story about a man named Buck. What is Buck's occupation?
(a) Astronaut.
(b) Deer hunter.
(c) Plumber.
(d) Umbrella salesman.

4. Who asks, "What do you think of when you see the sun?"
(a) Tobias.
(b) Claire.
(c) Andy.
(d) Dag.

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

6. What sickness does Buck come down with?
(a) Cancer.
(b) Space poisoning.
(c) Infection from a stab wound.
(d) Chronic fatigue syndrome.

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

8. What does Andy slip into Dag's drink in Chapter 13?
(a) Ice.
(b) LSD.
(c) Tranquilizers.
(d) Laxatives.

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

10. What is on the postcard Otis receives from an old friend?
(a) A dolphin jumping out of the water.
(b) A classic automobile.
(c) A photo of a nuclear test.
(d) A daisy.

11. What had Nostradamus predicted for the day Claire arrives in Palm Springs?
(a) A famine.
(b) A plague.
(c) The end of the world.
(d) An earthquake.

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

13. In Chapter 12, who is said to have disappeared the day after the picnic?
(a) Elvissa.
(b) Dag.
(c) Tobias.
(d) Claire.

14. What does Claire have on her back?
(a) Moles.
(b) Freckles.
(c) Scars.
(d) Tattoos.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Dag call Andy from in Chapter 12?

2. What does Andy say almost always bookends a European pilgrimage in Chapter 13?

3. Where is Claire originally from?

4. As Andy recalls in Chapter 4, after Dag won their bet, what did he do with the money?

5. Which state do Andy, Dag, and Claire live in?

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