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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does the hunger artist perform?
(a) A stage.
(b) A wagon.
(c) A barred cage.
(d) A glass cage.

2. Why do many people regretfully have to keep away from his exhibitions?
(a) They can't afford it.
(b) The sight of him is too much.
(c) They want his fasts to last longer.
(d) They are worried for his health.

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

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

5. What lights the stage of the artist at night?
(a) A spotlight.
(b) Candles.
(c) Torch flares.
(d) Lamps.

6. For whom is the hunger artist often just a joke that happens to be in fashion?
(a) The priests.
(b) The elders.
(c) The children.
(d) The women.

7. Those who are not content with the dim night lighting of the hall focused the artist in the full glare of what?
(a) An electric pocket torch.
(b) A neon bulb.
(c) A candle.
(d) A bright spotlight.

8. What does the artist tell stories of with his watchers?
(a) His craft.
(b) His hunger.
(c) His nomadic life.
(d) His joy.

9. With what does the artist answer questions?
(a) A constrained smile.
(b) A joyful reverence.
(c) A laugh.
(d) A great smile.

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

11. What is the point of view of "A Hunger Artist"?
(a) Third person.
(b) Second person.
(c) Fourth person.
(d) First person.

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

13. At the best, the audience sets the artist down as what?
(a) A fraud.
(b) Modest.
(c) A thief.
(d) Anorexic.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the hunger artist's happiest moment with the overnight watchers?

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

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

5. How many doctors enter the cage to measure the results of the fast?

(see the answer keys)

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