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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. How did White hope New York would progress?
(b) At a constant pace.
(c) With the will of the people.
(d) Onward and upwards.
3. Why did White agree to write this book?
(a) His wife liked the idea.
(b) He loves New York.
(c) His stepson worked for the company printing it.
(d) He was given a huge portion of the profits.
4. How do we know White cared for New York?
(a) All of the answers are correct.
(b) He credits his success to the city.
(c) He writes about the opportunities there.
(d) He enjoys the variety there.
5. What was the name of the business the writer of the introduction of this book worked for?
6. How do we see how White felt about "The Wizard of Oz"?
(a) He talks about red slippers taking him home to New York.
(b) He describes a poster for the movie.
(c) He puts in a few lines from the movie.
(d) He talks about his excitement to meet one of the stars.
7. How did the writer of the introduction of this book know White?
(a) He was his stepson.
(b) He was his teacher.
(c) He was his nephew.
(d) He was his editor.
8. Why didn't White make changes in his manuscript when they happened in New York?
(a) He wanted the reader to do that for himself.
(b) He wanted to age his piece a bit.
(c) He was too close to his deadline.
(d) He liked the original version better.
9. What about this book is NOT outdated?
(a) The maps.
(b) The restaurants.
(c) The sites to see.
(d) The train schedules.
10. How does White seem to feel about "The Wizard of Oz"?
(a) He is amazed by it.
(b) He tolerates it.
(c) He likes it.
(d) He hates it.
11. What does White blame for the loss of charm in the city?
(b) The population.
(c) The police force.
(d) The crime.
12. Where did White live when he began writing this book?
(a) In Queens.
(b) In Brooklyn.
(c) Outside of New York.
(d) In The Bronx.
13. What year was this story written?
14. Who came up with the different categories of people that White writes about?
(a) His father.
(b) His wife.
(c) His stepson.
15. What magazine did White write a lot for?
(c) The Washington Post.
(d) The New Yorker.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who gives a good description of White?
2. Which of these is something White says people come to New York looking for?
3. What does White say New York offers that most other cities do not?
4. What was strange about this book when it was published?
5. What was the last name of the man who wrote the introduction to this book?
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