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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why didn't White make changes in his manuscript when they happened in New York?
(a) He wanted to age his piece a bit.
(b) He wanted the reader to do that for himself.
(c) He was too close to his deadline.
(d) He liked the original version better.
2. How does the person giving a description of White feel about him?
(a) She is proud of him.
(b) He knows him slightly.
(c) He is envious of but admires him.
(d) He cares deeply for him.
3. What has not slowed down in New York since White's death?
(a) The progression.
(b) The pace.
(c) The energy.
(d) The changes.
4. What was White unsure of when he re-visited New York?
(a) The places he should visit.
(b) The way he felt about the place.
(c) The way he should write about it.
(d) The way things had changed.
5. What about New York does White say will always remain elusive?
(a) Its influence.
(b) Its personality.
(c) Its true meaning.
(d) Its effect.
6. Where was White born?
(a) New York.
(b) Mt. Vernon.
7. What was strange about this book when it was published?
(a) It was written under a pseudonym.
(b) All the names in it had been changed.
(c) Many things had already changed.
(d) It was written as a tribute.
8. What does White say people CANNOT change while in New York?
(c) Past history.
(d) None of these.
9. What was the occupation of the man who wrote the introduction to this book?
10. Why did White first go to New York?
(a) To live with his sick grandmother.
(b) To go to college.
(c) To meet a woman.
(d) To start his writing career.
11. What aspect of New York brought in by the residents does White appreciate the most?
12. What kind of New York resident does White credit for the stability in New York?
(a) The born and bred.
(b) The ever-present.
(c) The commuters.
(d) The transplants.
13. How did the writer of the introduction of this book know White?
(a) He was his stepson.
(b) He was his nephew.
(c) He was his teacher.
(d) He was his editor.
14. What is the first kind of person who lives in New York?
(a) The ones who moved there from somewhere else.
(b) The ones who commute there.
(c) The ones who were born there.
(d) The ones who left, but will return later.
15. Why does White say New York is not as unique anymore?
Short Answer Questions
1. What part of New York does White spend most of his time describing?
2. Why does White talk about "The Wizard of Oz" while writing about New York?
3. Which of the following is NOT out of date in this book?
4. When did White die?
5. What kind of changes must the reader make as he reads this article?
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