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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What kind of person does White say the city would not be the same without?
(a) The tourists.
(b) The transplants.
(c) The evangelists.
(d) The born and bred.
2. What about New York does White say will always remain elusive?
(a) Its influence.
(b) Its personality.
(c) Its true meaning.
(d) Its effect.
3. Why did White make a strange choice of words when talking about what he refused to do in his book before publication?
(a) He wanted to coin a new phrase.
(b) He was being sarcastic.
(c) He wanted people to notice that verbiage.
(d) He didn't like the changes being made.
4. What was White unsure of when he re-visited New York?
(a) The way he should write about it.
(b) The way things had changed.
(c) The way he felt about the place.
(d) The places he should visit.
5. Who came up with the different categories of people that White writes about?
(a) His father.
(b) His stepson.
(d) His wife.
6. How did White hope New York would progress?
(a) At a constant pace.
(b) Onward and upwards.
(d) With the will of the people.
7. What does White say New York offers that most other cities do not?
(a) A huge gathering of people.
(b) Activities and events to attend.
(c) World cuisines.
(d) Religion of all sorts.
8. What does White hope to show in his story?
(a) How he became a successful writer.
(b) The best way to travel in New York.
(c) The difference in New York over time.
(d) The kind of people who live in New York.
9. What was the name of the business the writer of the introduction of this book worked for?
10. Why did White agree to write this book?
(a) He loves New York.
(b) His stepson worked for the company printing it.
(c) He was given a huge portion of the profits.
(d) His wife liked the idea.
11. Why didn't White make changes in his manuscript when they happened in New York?
(a) He liked the original version better.
(b) He wanted the reader to do that for himself.
(c) He wanted to age his piece a bit.
(d) He was too close to his deadline.
12. Why did White first go to New York?
(a) To meet a woman.
(b) To start his writing career.
(c) To live with his sick grandmother.
(d) To go to college.
13. What did White refuse to do to this book before publishing it?
(a) Change the names in it.
(b) Bring it down to date.
(c) Publish it at a magazine.
(d) Write it for children.
14. What does White blame for the loss of charm in the city?
(a) The police force.
(c) The crime.
(d) The population.
15. How does White seem to feel about "The Wizard of Oz"?
(a) He tolerates it.
(b) He hates it.
(c) He is amazed by it.
(d) He likes it.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of New York resident does White credit for the stability in New York?
2. What about this book is NOT outdated?
3. What was White's father's occupation?
4. Which of these is another thing White says people come to New York looking for?
5. Why was White's book about the city so different from the reality?
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