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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why was White's book about the city so different from the reality?
(a) He refused to see the negative changes.
(b) He liked his own version.
(c) He didn't live there while writing it.
(d) He had an idealized version in his head.

2. 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) A compilation of his greatest news stories.
(d) The Broadway Revival.

3. How did the writer of the introduction of this book know White?
(a) He was his editor.
(b) He was his stepson.
(c) He was his teacher.
(d) He was his nephew.

4. Where did White live when he began writing this book?
(a) In Brooklyn.
(b) In Queens.
(c) Outside of New York.
(d) In The Bronx.

5. 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 names were already altered.
(d) The writer can't make geographical changes.

6. What was the last name of the man who wrote the introduction to this book?
(a) Allman.
(b) Atkinson.
(c) Angell.
(d) Avery.

7. What did White say changed New York the most?
(a) Politics.
(b) Literature.
(c) Time.
(d) Technology.

8. How do we see how White felt about "The Wizard of Oz"?
(a) He describes a poster for the movie.
(b) He talks about red slippers taking him home to New York.
(c) He puts in a few lines from the movie.
(d) He talks about his excitement to meet one of the stars.

9. What was the occupation of the celebrity White once met in New York?
(a) Writer.
(b) Actor.
(c) Singer/Dancer.
(d) Reporter.

10. What part of New York does White spend most of his time describing?
(a) Brooklyn.
(b) Queens.
(c) The Bronx.
(d) Manhattan.

11. Who gives a good description of White?
(a) His wife.
(b) His stepson.
(c) Himself.
(d) His brother.

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

13. What does White hope to show in his story?
(a) The kind of people who live in New York.
(b) The difference in New York over time.
(c) How he became a successful writer.
(d) The best way to travel in New York.

14. What does White blame for the loss of charm in the city?
(a) The crime.
(b) TV.
(c) The population.
(d) The police force.

15. What kind of person does White say the city would not be the same without?
(a) The tourists.
(b) The born and bred.
(c) The transplants.
(d) The evangelists.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of New York resident does White like the most?

2. What was the writer of the introduction of this book glad that White couldn't see?

3. What kind of publication was the first to print this book?

4. What does White compare the city to?

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

(see the answer keys)

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