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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of these do the subterranean lines under the city make possible?
2. What does White compare a non-local visiting New Yorker to?
3. What does White say most people will feel about their visit to New York?
4. What did the city have to do after the Empire State Building was erected?
5. What does the writer of the introduction say travelers will see that they left at home thanks to television?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does White say has changed about policemen since he lived there?
2. How does White show the amazing variety of people living in New York?
3. What does White compare the city to?
4. What does White say a visitor to New York will feel like right at first?
5. What does White write about when he reminisces about his past memories in New York?
6. What does White say would happen if the different communities stopped tolerating each other?
7. What does White say he knows will skew the numbers he listed?
8. What does White compare the feeling the city gives the citizens to?
9. How does White say one can recognize the visitors to the city who were disappointed in their experience?
10. Where did White live while he was very poor in New York?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What are some of the major changes that White talks about in New York?
Essay Topic 2
Belonging and security were two themes present in this book. Where did these themes appear, and which people were most motivated by them?
Essay Topic 3
White describes one way that he thinks enemies could destroy New York City. What was this method, and why is this so ironic to read about now?
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