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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does White talk about "The Wizard of Oz" while writing about New York?
(a) He met one of the actors from the film while in New York.
(b) He thinks New York is that place over the rainbow.
(c) He knows the movie was filmed in New York.
(d) He identifies with having ruby slippers to take him home from there.

2. Why does White say New York is not as unique anymore?
(a) Radio.
(b) Advertising.
(c) Movies.
(d) TV.

3. What opportunity is most prevalent in New York, according to White?
(a) Culture.
(b) Education.
(c) Variety.
(d) Religion.

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

5. What was strange about the terminology White used when talking about what he refused to do to this book before publication?
(a) The writer can't make geographical changes.
(b) He should have known it would be published in a magazine first.
(c) He should have said, 'up to date'.
(d) The names were already altered.

6. Which of these does White say New York holds the key to?
(a) All of the answers are correct.
(b) Promotion.
(c) Acting.
(d) Mercantilism.

7. What does White say one has to do to change himself in New York?
(a) Attend a play.
(b) Move a few steps.
(c) Walk down the street.
(d) Take a different train.

8. What was White unsure of when he re-visited New York?
(a) The places he should visit.
(b) The way things had changed.
(c) The way he felt about the place.
(d) The way he should write about it.

9. Why did White agree to write this book?
(a) His stepson worked for the company printing it.
(b) He was given a huge portion of the profits.
(c) His wife liked the idea.
(d) He loves New York.

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

11. What aspect of New York brought in by the residents does White appreciate the most?
(a) Passion.
(b) Restlessness.
(c) Energy.
(d) Solidity.

12. Which kind of New York resident does White credit for the passion in New York?
(a) The commuters.
(b) The lifers.
(c) The transplants.
(d) The ever-present.

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

14. What is in the hearts of the people who bring passion to New York, according to White?
(a) Strength.
(b) Fire.
(c) Love.
(d) Hope.

15. What does White attribute the ability for a man to change himself in New York to?
(a) Motivation.
(b) Diversity.
(c) Crowds.
(d) Energy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does White hope to show in his story?

2. What does White compare the city to?

3. What did White want the reader to do as he read this book?

4. What is the most negative thing White mentions about the city?

5. What magazine did White write a lot for?

(see the answer keys)

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