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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What was strange about the terminology White used when talking about what he refused to do to this book before publication?
(a) He should have said, 'up to date'.
(b) He should have known it would be published in a magazine first.
(c) The writer can't make geographical changes.
(d) The names were already altered.
2. Which kind of New York resident does White credit for the passion in New York?
(a) The transplants.
(b) The ever-present.
(c) The commuters.
(d) The lifers.
3. What does White say one has to do to change himself in New York?
(a) Take a different train.
(b) Move a few steps.
(c) Walk down the street.
(d) Attend a play.
4. What major project was the celebrity involved in that White saw in New York one time?
(a) The Wizard of Oz.
(b) His autobiography.
(c) The Broadway Revival.
(d) A compilation of his greatest news stories.
5. What did White say changed New York the most?
6. What part of New York does White spend most of his time describing?
(b) The Bronx.
7. What does the E in E.B. White stand for?
8. Why was White's book about the city so different from the reality?
(a) He refused to see the negative changes.
(b) He had an idealized version in his head.
(c) He liked his own version.
(d) He didn't live there while writing it.
9. What is White quick to agree on when talking about New York?
(a) There are parts he doesn't approve of.
(b) It is an iconic city.
(c) It is not for everyone.
(d) It is the best place to live.
10. When did White die?
11. What kind of New York resident does White credit for the stability in New York?
(a) The ever-present.
(b) The transplants.
(c) The born and bred.
(d) The commuters.
12. What was the writer of the introduction of this book glad that White couldn't see?
(a) How his book had been received.
(b) How quickly his book became outdated.
(c) What had become of the city since he wrote it.
(d) Where his book would be published.
13. Why is White's stepson happy that White can't see the city now?
(a) He would never want to leave.
(b) He would be very confused.
(c) He would feel ashamed for writing negative things.
(d) He would hate it.
14. Which of these does White say New York holds the key to?
15. Where was the writer of the introduction of this book working?
(a) At a newspaper.
(b) At a law school.
(c) At a magazine.
(d) At a train station.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does White talk about "The Wizard of Oz" while writing about New York?
2. What kind of changes must the reader make as he reads this article?
3. What does White say people CANNOT change while in New York?
4. Who explains the differences between the New York City written about and the current New York City?
5. What did White want the reader to do as he read this book?
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