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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why did White first go to New York?
(a) To go to college.
(b) To start his writing career.
(c) To live with his sick grandmother.
(d) To meet a woman.
2. What month did White die?
3. Where was the writer of the introduction of this book working?
(a) At a newspaper.
(b) At a law school.
(c) At a train station.
(d) At a magazine.
4. Which of these does White say New York holds the key to?
(b) All of the answers are correct.
5. What kind of New York resident does White credit for the restlessness in New York?
(a) The commuters.
(b) The born and bred.
(c) The ever-present.
(d) The transplants.
6. What did White want the reader to do as he read this book?
(a) Get inspired to visit New York.
(b) Find their own truths about New York.
(c) Take his word as truth about New York.
(d) Note the changes in New York.
7. What does White say New York offers that most other cities do not?
(a) World cuisines.
(b) Activities and events to attend.
(c) Religion of all sorts.
(d) A huge gathering of people.
8. How do we see how White felt about "The Wizard of Oz"?
(a) He talks about his excitement to meet one of the stars.
(b) He talks about red slippers taking him home to New York.
(c) He puts in a few lines from the movie.
(d) He describes a poster for the movie.
9. Which kind of New York resident does White credit for the passion in New York?
(a) The lifers.
(b) The ever-present.
(c) The commuters.
(d) The transplants.
10. What record does White say New York holds?
(a) The highest concentration of people.
(b) The highest gap in wealth and poverty.
(c) The highest crime rate.
(d) The highest percentage of diversity.
11. What kind of publication was the first to print this book?
(a) A novella.
(b) A magazine.
(c) A newspaper.
(d) A newsletter.
12. What has New York lost along with its uniqueness, according to White?
(a) Its opportunity.
(b) Its charm.
(c) Its thrill.
(d) Its energy.
13. What was strange about this book when it was published?
(a) Many things had already changed.
(b) All the names in it had been changed.
(c) It was written under a pseudonym.
(d) It was written as a tribute.
14. What does White say will always be innumerable in New York?
15. What does White attribute the ability for a man to change himself in New York to?
Short Answer Questions
1. Why did White make a strange choice of words when talking about what he refused to do in his book before publication?
2. What was White unsure of when he re-visited New York?
3. What is in the hearts of the people who bring passion to New York, according to White?
4. How does White feel about New York over all?
5. What does White blame for the loss of charm in the city?
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