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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. "How I Learned to Drive" can best be described as what type of literary work?
(c) Short story.
2. Where is the location of the first setting?
(a) North Carolina.
(d) New York.
3. What action causes Li'l Bit to comment on Peck's dexterity?
(a) His ability to unhook a bra with one hand through her shirt.
(b) His lifting of her shirt.
(c) His driving ability.
(d) His ability as a brain surgeon.
4. Who is sixteen before realizing that pedophilia does not mean people who like to ride bicycles?
(b) Li'l Bit.
(d) Big Papa.
5. Why does Peck refer to the car as a she?
(b) Because he's controlling it.
(c) Because it responds to his touch.
(d) Because it's beautiful.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the suggested music when Peck molests Li'l Bit in the first scene?
2. Who does Big Papa vote for?
3. Li'l Bit tells Peck they have to go because what is happening the next morning?
4. When does Li'l Bit begin moving away from the Men, Sex, and Women scene?
5. What happens when the Greek chorus unfreezes after the argument as the mother and grandmother?
Short Essay Questions
1. If you didn't know the ages of Li'l Bit and Peck in the first scene, who acts more like the adult and who acts more like the child?
2. How does Li'l Bit get her name?
3. Describe the waiter's response to Peck in the restaurant in 1968.
4. What trick does Jerome play on Li'l Bit?
5. What three things does a married woman need to be able to use, according to Grandma?
6. Is Li'l Bit worried about Peck at the Christmas dinner?
7. What does Li'l Bit tell her grandfather happens to him when he dies?
8. What does Li'l Bit have to say about pedophilia?
9. Why are there only chairs used as props in "How I Learned to Drive"?
10. Describe Peck's appearance and demeanor while doing dishes at the 1964 Christmas.
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