Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the narrator say he has no intention of turning in his Calcutec qualifications in Chapter 11?
(a) He doesn't mind the bureaucracy.
(b) The pay is so good.
(c) He can't imagine doing anything else.
(d) He feels called to do his job.

2. What group does the narrator belong to in Chapter 3?
(a) The Factory.
(b) The Semiotecs.
(c) The Caluctecs.
(d) The INKlings.

3. What does the librarian try to get the narrator to hear while they are lying in bed?
(a) People talking in the hall outside.
(b) The sound of the cars passing below the window.
(c) Her heartbeat.
(d) Her food digesting.

4. Which variety of unicorn does the librarian say is the more tranquil variety?
(a) The Russian variety.
(b) The Indian variety.
(c) The Chinese variety.
(d) The Greek variety.

5. What does the Colonel give the narrator as winter approaches in Chapter 14?
(a) Winter boots.
(b) A winter hat.
(c) Winter gloves.
(d) A winter coat.

6. What topic of conversation makes the narrator uncomfortable in Chapter 5?
(a) The INKlings' sex drive.
(b) His own sex drive.
(c) The old man's granddaughter's sex drive.
(d) The old man's sex drive.

7. What does the narrator count while in the elevator at the beginning of Chapter 1?
(a) The notes in the song he's whistling.
(b) The holes in the ceiling.
(c) The buttons on the elevator control panel.
(d) The coins in his pocket.

8. What does the narrator say may be the signal to put physical pain out of mind?
(a) Memories.
(b) Cowboys.
(c) Pretty girls.
(d) Ben Johnson.

9. What is the second book the narrator reads towards the end of Chapter 15?
(a) The Red and the Black.
(b) Rudin.
(c) Spring Torrents.
(d) Spartacus.

10. In what way does the Professor say the mind is like Alice in Wonderland?
(a) You need a special drug to get you in.
(b) You can only get in by going through a narrow hole.
(c) Everything is topsy-turvy.
(d) You never know who you're going to meet.

11. What does the Gatekeeper say the narrator will see if he climbs the Watchtower?
(a) A big surprise.
(b) The layout of the Town.
(c) A winter treat.
(d) His shadow.

12. What does the narrator suggest be built for the beasts?
(a) A roofed enclosure.
(b) A barn.
(c) An outlet to the River.
(d) A larger feeding trough.

13. What does the Colonel give the narrator to help nurse him back to health?
(a) A bandage.
(b) Soup.
(c) Tea.
(d) A blanket.

14. Where does the narrator put the skull he's received from the old man?
(a) On the sideboard.
(b) In the closet.
(c) On top of the TV.
(d) Above the fireplace.

15. What does the chubby girl say her grandfather can do for the narrator in regards to his wound?
(a) He can close the wound.
(b) He can turn back time to before the time of the wound.
(c) He can stop the bleeding.
(d) He can cancel the awareness of pain.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the girl and the narrator appear to be walking on after the rock slab?

2. Why does the girl say they can't swim to the top of the tower?

3. What does the Librarian serve at the end of each session?

4. What does the narrator notice about the girl in the car in front of them while on their way back to the Professor's lab?

5. What does the woman ask the narrator to put on at the beginning of Chapter 3?

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