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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the Caretaker collect the instruments?
(a) He needs a hobby to occupy his time.
(b) He finds them beautiful.
(c) He gets lonely and the sound comforts him.
(d) He feels that the previous owners would have wanted someone to look out for them.

2. Who does the narrator tell his shadow the Wall is really there to hold in?
(a) The beasts.
(b) The Townspeople.
(c) The Librarian.
(d) Himself.

3. What does the narrator buy while in the park?
(a) Popcorn.
(b) Beer.
(c) A balloon.
(d) A cigar.

4. Why does the narrator rent the car?
(a) He doesn't want to go back into the subway.
(b) He wants to impress his date.
(c) He doesn't want to drive his own car.
(d) He doesn't want to show up with the sports bag in hand.

5. What compliment does the narrator make the librarian?
(a) She has a great butt.
(b) She has great legs.
(c) She's a great kisser.
(d) She has lovely hair.

6. At the end of the book, why does the narrator say he has to stay?
(a) He is afraid of the exit.
(b) He has responsibilities.
(c) He has to save the Librarian.
(d) He has grown to love dreamreading.

7. What book does the narrator quote when the librarian asks how he sees himself?
(a) War and Peace.
(b) Anna Karenina.
(c) The Brothers Karamazov.
(d) Crime and Punishment.

8. What is it that causes the narrator to check each joint and muscle of his body when he wakes at the beginning of Chapter 30?
(a) He feels stiff and motionless.
(b) He has a terrible headache.
(c) He hears a strange noise in his head.
(d) He wonders if he is still alive.

9. What does the Librarian say is the key to finding her mind?
(a) The Gatekeeper.
(b) Her mother.
(c) The skulls.
(d) The accordion.

10. What does the Caretaker provide as part of lunch?
(a) Nuts.
(b) Berries.
(c) Mushrooms.
(d) Beast meat.

11. Which instrument does the narrator eventually take with him?
(a) An accordion.
(b) A guitar.
(c) A trumpet.
(d) A harmonica.

12. What bodily function does the narrator find himself pondering in the escape route from the underground?
(a) Erections.
(b) Spit.
(c) Urination.
(d) Flatulence.

13. What does the narrator say is "...all that is left..." at the end of the story?
(a) The thought of the accordion.
(b) The sound of the snow underfoot.
(c) The flight of the birds overhead.
(d) The End of the World.

14. What does the Librarian compare looking for her mind to?
(a) Looking for lost birds in the skies.
(b) Looking for lost drops of rain in a river.
(c) Looking for lost leaves on the ground.
(d) Looking for lost needles in a haystack.

15. What does the narrator buy while waiting for the clothes to dry?
(a) Four videos.
(b) Four cassettes.
(c) Four gateaux.
(d) Four beers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the Librarian say the Dreamreader can't free her mind?

2. Where does the narrator take the librarian on his last morning?

3. What does the narrator's shadow say he can't do?

4. Who does the Caretaker say comes to visit until the beginning of autumn?

5. What does the Librarian compare the warmth of the narrator's hand to?

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