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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who could produce first-hand evidence that the fast has really been rigorous and continuous?
(a) The artist.
(b) The musicians.
(c) The impresario.
(d) The watchers.

3. What would the lax watchers do in a huddled corner?
(a) Play cards.
(b) Eat.
(c) Drink.
(d) Play dice.

4. What does the artist drink every now and again?
(a) Milk.
(b) Wine.
(c) Mead.
(d) Water.

5. How many doctors enter the cage to measure the results of the fast?
(a) Four.
(b) Five.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

6. What is the cushioning on the hunger artist's stage?
(a) Pillows.
(b) Mats.
(c) Straw.
(d) Feathers.

7. "There were people who argued that this breakfast was an unfair attempt" to do what?
(a) Poison the watchers.
(b) Bribe the watchers.
(c) Prove his humility.
(d) Humiliate the watchers.

8. What would the children do "for greater security" while watching the artist?
(a) Run away.
(b) Hide their eyes.
(c) Hold each others' hands.
(d) Hide behind their mothers.

9. The ladies who help the artist down are apparently so friendly and in reality are so what?
(a) Derisive.
(b) Afraid.
(c) Evil.
(d) Cruel.

10. In the prime days of the hunger artist, how often did people want to see him?
(a) Once a month.
(b) Once a day.
(c) Once a week.
(d) Once every hour.

11. What does the hunger artist alone know?
(a) How proud he's become.
(b) How easy it is to fast.
(c) How difficult it is to fast.
(d) How lonely he is.

12. Who sets the limit on the artist's fasts?
(a) The maestro.
(b) The impresario.
(c) The artist's father.
(d) The artist.

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

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

15. The permanent watchers are a formality to reassure whom?
(a) The masses.
(b) The impresario.
(c) The children.
(d) The artist.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which watchers are more to the taste of the hunger artist?

2. Who are the permanent watchers, usually?

3. When the watchers are invited to take on a night's vigil without a breakfast, what do they do?

4. Who pays for the breakfast brought to the watchers?

5. Why is the limit set on the artist's fasts?

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