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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the narrator say the Librarian can never do since she has no mind?
(a) She can never love him.
(b) She can never miss him.
(c) She can never need him.
(d) She can never remember him.
2. What does the Colonel give the narrator to help in walking through the snow?
(a) A walking stick.
(b) Snow boots.
(d) Ski poles.
3. What does the narrator do with the skull at the end of Chapter 37?
(a) He sends it to the chubby girl.
(b) He gives it to the librarian as a gift.
(c) He disposes of it.
(d) He leaves it at the subway station.
4. Why does the Caretaker collect the instruments?
(a) He finds them beautiful.
(b) He gets lonely and the sound comforts him.
(c) He needs a hobby to occupy his time.
(d) He feels that the previous owners would have wanted someone to look out for them.
5. What does the narrator say is "...all that is left..." at the end of the story?
(a) The sound of the snow underfoot.
(b) The End of the World.
(c) The thought of the accordion.
(d) The flight of the birds overhead.
6. Who does the narrator call on the telephone at the beginning of Chapter 37?
(a) The System.
(b) The chubby girl.
(c) His mother.
(d) The Professor.
7. What does the Librarian compare looking for her mind to?
(a) Looking for lost leaves on the ground.
(b) Looking for lost birds in the skies.
(c) Looking for lost drops of rain in a river.
(d) Looking for lost needles in a haystack.
8. Which song does the narrator sing along to at the librarian's house?
(a) I'll Be Home.
(b) Georgia on My Mind.
(c) Autumn Leaves.
(d) Danny Boy.
9. What happens to the narrator when he is finished playing the music?
(a) His vision heals.
(b) He starts to cry.
(c) He realizes he has to leave the Town.
(d) His heart starts to ache.
10. Where does the chubby girl say she wants to go with the narrator when the reach the subway at the end of Chapter 29?
(a) To Finland.
(b) To Disneyland.
(c) To his place.
(d) To a ball game.
11. What unusual thing does the narrator note about the Power Station?
(a) It seems to be glowing.
(b) It seems to be talking.
(c) There are no lines leading out.
(d) Unlike the rest of the Town's structures, the Power Station is made of wood.
12. What does the librarian notice about the narrator's statements during dinner?
(a) They're often edgy.
(b) They're often uncertain.
(c) They're often unimaginative.
(d) They're often arrogant.
13. What does the narrator compare his world to while climbing through the escape route in Chapter 29?
(a) A unicorn.
(b) A blue tweed suit.
(c) Gaien Park.
(d) A credit card.
14. Who does the Caretaker say comes to visit until the beginning of autumn?
(a) The Townspeople.
(b) The Woodspeople.
(c) The beasts.
(d) The Gatekeeper.
15. What compliment does the narrator make the librarian?
(a) She's a great kisser.
(b) She has lovely hair.
(c) She has great legs.
(d) She has a great butt.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the narrator eat with his beer at the beer hall after buying his new clothes?
2. What does the Librarian compare the sounds of the accordion to at the beginning of Chapter 36?
3. Where does the narrator think it might not be bad to end his life?
4. What happens to the skulls when the narrator begins to play the music?
5. What escape does the Professor offer for the dilemma the narrator is faced with?
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