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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long does the artist carry on in this way, with small intervals of recuperation?
(a) Six months.
(b) Many years.
(c) Three years.
(d) One year.

2. Those who want to stare at the artist at the circus do so not out of interest, but out of what?
(a) Leering loathing.
(b) Stubborn desire.
(c) Obstinate self-assertiveness.
(d) Seething self-righteousness.

3. Who would burst into tears at the release of the artist?
(a) The entire audience.
(b) The artist.
(c) The impresario.
(d) The woman holding him up.

4. Under what circumstances does the circus make use of the hunger artist?
(a) He feeds the animals.
(b) He behaves.
(c) He is not paid.
(d) He doesn't ask much.

5. "The pampered hunger artist suddenly found himself deserted one day by the _____________."
(a) Musicians.
(b) Butchers.
(c) Impresario.
(d) Amusement seekers.

6. From what day of the fast are the photographs taken?
(a) The fifteenth.
(b) The seventh.
(c) The fortieth.
(d) The first.

7. What faction fights against those who want to look at the artist at the circus?
(a) Those who want a better view.
(b) Those who manage him.
(c) Those who want to kill him.
(d) Those who want past to the animals.

8. What do the stragglers do when passing the artist's cage in the circus?
(a) Wait for him to talk.
(b) Give him money.
(c) Stand a long time.
(d) Hardly glance at him.

9. "At first he could hardly wait for the _____; it was exhilarating to watch the crowds come streaming his way."
(a) Stampede.
(b) Storm.
(c) Intervals.
(d) Rush hour.

10. What, in his zeal, does the hunger artist conveniently forget in talking to the circus professionals?
(a) The manager.
(b) The money issue.
(c) The change in public opinion.
(d) The need for a stage.

11. Where does the impresario hurry the artist to discover where interest might lay?
(a) To Asia.
(b) To America.
(c) All over Europe.
(d) To Africa.

12. How does the impresario punish the artist's rages?
(a) Apologize publically.
(b) Feed the artist.
(c) Scream at the artist.
(d) Beat the artist.

13. What is the rare stroke of luck the artist encounters at the circus?
(a) An animal is freed.
(b) A father stops with his children.
(c) He is fed.
(d) A poor soul drops him bread.

14. "A large _____ with its enormous traffic in replacing and recruiting men, animals and apparatus can always find use for people at any time."
(a) Museum.
(b) Vaudeville show.
(c) Fair.
(d) Circus.

15. To fight against this lack of understanding to the audience and others is what?
(a) Enraging.
(b) Impossible.
(c) Insatiable.
(d) Engaging.

Short Answer Questions

1. The passing father might tell his children of "earlier years when he had watched similar but ___________ performances."

2. Of the two factions who fight around the artist's cage, which does he grow to dislike more?

3. By how many has the hunger artist been applauded in his time?

4. What incomprehensible boast of the artist's does the impresario mention to the public?

5. What does the impresario bring out to show the audience?

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