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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. Who does Charlie find at the Russian Baths and is happy that it is not George Siewell?
(a) Menasha.
(b) Humboldt.
(c) Dr. Lutz.
(d) George's father.

2. What does Humboldt think he and Charlie should do in light of the new US administration?
(a) Pay no more attention to politics.
(b) Prepare to elect someone different in four years.
(c) Consider forming a new political party.
(d) Leave the country.

3. When Humboldt attacks Magnasco on the streets of New York, who saves the young fellow's life?
(a) A nearby police officer.
(b) The staff of Howard Johnson's.
(c) A group of lesbians dressed like longshoremen.
(d) Charlie Citrine.

4. Whose newspaper column does Charlie Citrine appear in according to Cantabile's early edition of the morning's paper?
(a) Mike Schneiderman's.
(b) Mike Lucik's.
(c) Avery Schriber's.
(d) Mike LaSalle's.

5. While sitting trapped in Cantabile's car, Charlie thinks of a philosophical conversation he often had with someone. Who is this person?
(a) Von Humboldt Fleisher.
(b) Pierre Thaxter.
(c) Dr. Scheldt.
(d) His father.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is President of the United States when Charlie and his then-wife, Denise, are invited to the White House?

2. According to Humboldt, who is America's great Manic Depressive?

3. How much money does Charlie lose at the poker game, including what he loses to Rinaldo?

4. Charlie ruminates over Humboldt's obituary which appears in which newspaper?

5. What does Charlie's lawyer, Tomchek, want Charlie to do after meeting in chambers with the judge?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which of Charlie's family members does he briefly compare Langobardi to?

2. Why does the Judge want to Charlie to post a large bail bond?

3. How does Denise keep up-to-date on world news to prepare for a cultural evening at the White House?

4. Why does Humboldt tell Charlie that he wants Adlai Stevenson to win the election over Eisenhower?

5. How does Cantabile make it clear to Charlie that he thinks he is vain?

6. What are Charlie's ideas concerning boredom?

7. Humboldt cashes in Charlie's "blood-brother" check. How is this done at a very bad time in Charlie's life?

8. How do Charlie and Renata first get together?

9. Charlie Citrine, as an elderly man, looks for something along the curbs in Chicago. What does he search for and why?

10. What does Humboldt believe Kathleen's father did to her to keep her away from Humboldt?

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