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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does White compare the city to?
2. Why is White's stepson happy that White can't see the city now?
(a) He would be very confused.
(b) He would never want to leave.
(c) He would feel ashamed for writing negative things.
(d) He would hate it.
3. Which of these does White say New York holds the key to?
4. What kind of New York resident does White credit for the restlessness in New York?
(a) The commuters.
(b) The transplants.
(c) The ever-present.
(d) The born and bred.
5. What was White unsure of when he re-visited New York?
(a) The way he felt about the place.
(b) The places he should visit.
(c) The way he should write about it.
(d) The way things had changed.
6. What kind of New York resident was the last that White talked about?
(a) The born and bred.
(b) The lifers.
(c) The commuters.
(d) The transplants.
7. What does White say is an important thing that comes along with one of the gifts New York offers to all men?
8. When did White die?
9. What about New York does White say will always remain elusive?
(a) Its true meaning.
(b) Its influence.
(c) Its personality.
(d) Its effect.
10. What was the name of the business the writer of the introduction of this book worked for?
11. What did White want the reader to do as he read this book?
(a) Take his word as truth about New York.
(b) Find their own truths about New York.
(c) Get inspired to visit New York.
(d) Note the changes in New York.
12. What was the last name of the man who wrote the introduction to this book?
13. 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.
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 were born there.
(c) The ones who commute there.
(d) The ones who left, but will return later.
15. What has not slowed down in New York since White's death?
(a) The pace.
(b) The progression.
(c) The energy.
(d) The changes.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who explains the differences between the New York City written about and the current New York City?
2. What aspect of New York brought in by the residents does White appreciate the most?
3. What year was this story written?
4. Where did White live when he began writing this book?
5. What does White say separated people in New York in his old days?
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