Here Is New York Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the person giving a description of White feel about him?
(a) He is envious of but admires him.
(b) He cares deeply for him.
(c) He knows him slightly.
(d) She is proud of him.

2. What year was this story written?
(a) 1952.
(b) 1948.
(c) 1946.
(d) 1950.

3. What does White say people CANNOT change while in New York?
(a) Personality.
(b) None of these.
(c) Religion.
(d) Past history.

4. What is one of the gifts White said New York gives to all men?
(a) Contemplation.
(b) Loneliness.
(c) Emptiness.
(d) Honesty.

5. What kind of New York resident does White credit for the restlessness in New York?
(a) The ever-present.
(b) The transplants.
(c) The born and bred.
(d) The commuters.

6. What about New York does White say will always remain elusive?
(a) Its personality.
(b) Its effect.
(c) Its true meaning.
(d) Its influence.

7. Who came up with the different categories of people that White writes about?
(a) His stepson.
(b) White.
(c) His wife.
(d) His father.

8. What does White say used to make New York so unique?
(a) Its landscape.
(b) Its activities.
(c) Its businesses.
(d) Its people.

9. What does White attribute the ability for a man to change himself in New York to?
(a) Crowds.
(b) Energy.
(c) Diversity.
(d) Motivation.

10. How old was White when he first visited New York City?
(a) He was middle-aged.
(b) He was a young man.
(c) He was a young child.
(d) He was a baby.

11. Why did White agree to write this book?
(a) He was given a huge portion of the profits.
(b) He loves New York.
(c) His wife liked the idea.
(d) His stepson worked for the company printing it.

12. What kind of New York resident was the last that White talked about?
(a) The lifers.
(b) The born and bred.
(c) The transplants.
(d) The commuters.

13. What kind of New York resident does White credit for the stability in New York?
(a) The commuters.
(b) The ever-present.
(c) The transplants.
(d) The born and bred.

14. Why does White say New York is not as unique anymore?
(a) Movies.
(b) Advertising.
(c) TV.
(d) Radio.

15. Why did White make a strange choice of words when talking about what he refused to do in his book before publication?
(a) He didn't like the changes being made.
(b) He wanted to coin a new phrase.
(c) He was being sarcastic.
(d) He wanted people to notice that verbiage.

Short Answer Questions

1. What opportunity is most prevalent in New York, according to White?

2. What does White say one has to do to change himself in New York?

3. What does White have to ignore to continue loving New York?

4. What does White say the people who come to New York from somewhere else all bring with them?

5. How did White hope New York would progress?

(see the answer keys)

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