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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does White seem to feel about most of the changes in New York?
(a) He loves them.
(b) He hates them.
(c) He tolerates them.
(d) He expected them.
2. Which of these places does White say compares with New York?
(a) None of these.
(d) Washington D.C.
3. What did White's stepson write about a lot?
(c) Wine and Food.
4. What does White say about the time when the Empire State Building was built?
(a) It boosted the economy.
(b) It is the world's highest peak built at the lowest point in the depression.
(c) It was a signal of progression.
(d) It raised men out of their pangs.
5. What kind of person does White say can be found sleeping on the streets of New York in the summer?
6. What parts of the city does White say has changed the most?
(a) The bad parts.
(b) The good parts.
(c) The higher parts.
(d) The lower parts.
7. Which of these do the subterranean lines under the city make possible?
(a) Rebuilding materials.
(b) Sewage dumps.
(c) Animal races.
(d) Telephone lines.
8. What does the writer of the introduction say travelers will see that they left at home thanks to television?
(a) The same streets.
(b) The same buildings.
(c) The same stars.
(d) None of the answers is correct.
9. What is the name of White's wife?
10. What was White's main mode of transportation when he lived in the city?
(b) The subway.
(c) The train.
11. What does White give the numbers of?
(a) The number of runs for the transit system.
(b) The overall population over the last 10 years.
(c) The populations in different communities.
(d) The populations of different nationalities.
12. What part of New York has the largest concentration of people?
(b) The Bronx.
13. Which of the following was NOT on the list of nationalities living in New York?
14. What familiar sounds come back to White as he thinks about New York?
(a) Rumbles and squeals.
(b) Music and laughter.
(c) Yelling and cursing.
(d) Cars and boats.
15. Why does White say people will travel to New York from worlds away?
(a) To compare their lives.
(b) To feel involved.
(c) To see what it has to offer.
(d) TTo be a part of the iconoclasm.
Short Answer Questions
1. What nickname did White have in college?
2. What does White compare a non-local visiting New Yorker to?
3. What does White remember the policemen of his youth always having on hand?
4. What does White say the city gives a sense of to all people?
5. Why does White say some of his numbers will not be accurate?
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