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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When the watchers are invited to take on a night's vigil without a breakfast, what do they do?
(a) Insist on money.
(b) Make themselves scarce.
(c) Get angry.
(d) Lie about the artist.

2. For whom is seeing the hunger artist a special treat?
(a) Women.
(b) Children.
(c) The elderly.
(d) Animals.

3. What type of band plays the last day of the fast?
(a) A local orchestra.
(b) A gypsy band.
(c) A string quartet.
(d) A military band.

4. What does the hunger artist always feel he is being cheated from doing?
(a) Beating his rival's record.
(b) Eating.
(c) Becoming a martyr.
(d) Beating his own record.

5. Who is bound to be the sole, completely satisfied spectator of the artist's fast?
(a) The child.
(b) The musician.
(c) The impresario.
(d) The artist.

6. Why is the limit set on the artist's fasts?
(a) The artist would die.
(b) The artist would collapse.
(c) The audience loses interest after that time.
(d) The artist refuses to keep going.

7. Who pays for the breakfast brought to the watchers?
(a) The artist.
(b) The musicians.
(c) The impresario.
(d) The mayor.

8. In what tense is "A Hunger Artist" written?
(a) Present.
(b) Future perfect.
(c) Past.
(d) Future.

9. How has the artist never yet left his cage at the end of a fast?
(a) On his feet.
(b) Joyfully.
(c) Sadly.
(d) Of his free will.

10. What do most of the watchers think the artist is looking for?
(a) Publicity.
(b) Revenge.
(c) Martyrdom.
(d) Money.

11. What would the hunger artist do to prove he wasn't eating?
(a) Cough.
(b) Sing.
(c) Dance.
(d) Cry.

12. How many of the permanent watchers are there at a given time?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) One.
(d) Four.

13. The interest of the public is stimulated by a steadily increasing pressure of what?
(a) Curiosity.
(b) Advertisement.
(c) Guilt.
(d) Revenge.

14. On fine days, where is the cage set?
(a) On a roof.
(b) In the garden.
(c) By the butterfly cages.
(d) Outside.

15. According to the narrator, how did it used to pay very well to stage such performances?
(a) In the theater.
(b) In the circus.
(c) Under one's own management.
(d) In the town square.

Short Answer Questions

1. With what does the artist answer questions?

2. What is the only item of furniture in the cage?

3. What does the impresario secretly do to the hunger artist as he lifts him?

4. What does the artist hold outside the bars from time to time?

5. Who lends the watchers the bright light to focus on the artist?

(see the answer keys)

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