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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. People might have stayed longer at the artist's cage at the circus but for what?
(a) The lack of a manager.
(b) The money necessary.
(c) The crowds on the gangway.
(d) The screaming of the children.
2. Who takes leave of the impresario?
(a) The musician.
(b) The hunger artist.
(c) The beggar.
(d) The midwife.
3. The passing father might tell his children of "earlier years when he had watched similar but ___________ performances."
(b) More barbaric.
(c) More excruciating.
(d) Much more thrilling.
4. What does the artist, who has longed for these audience viewings at the circus, come to do?
(a) Ask for money.
(b) Ask to be freed.
(c) Want them more and more.
(d) Shrink from them.
5. Why does the impresario suggest the artist's behavior is to be excused?
(a) His need of sleep.
(b) His dampened spirit.
(c) Irritability due to fasting.
(d) His god-like purity.
6. What faction fights against those who want to look at the artist at the circus?
(a) Those who want past to the animals.
(b) Those who manage him.
(c) Those who want a better view.
(d) Those who want to kill him.
7. Contrary to people's regard, the hunger artist states that he could do what if given the opportunity at the circus?
(a) Learn to walk the tightrope.
(b) Walk on fire.
(c) Establish a record never yet achieved.
(d) Quit starving.
8. What does a passing father occasionally stop and point out to his children?
(a) Why he is in a cage.
(b) Who the poor man is.
(c) What happens if they don't eat.
(d) What the phenomenon means.
9. When does the lack of interest of the public seem to take hold?
(a) Gradually over years.
(b) As the radio is introduced.
(c) As the tightrope walkers enter.
(d) Almost overnight.
10. According to the narrator, it is not only the artist that is taken on but what as well?
(a) His impresario.
(b) His strength.
(c) His famous name.
(d) His martyrdom.
11. How is the artist's performance affected by his advancing age?
(a) It is not impaired.
(b) It is more desperate.
(c) It is easier.
(d) It is more difficult.
12. "What was a _______ of the premature ending of his fast was here presented as the cause of it!"
13. What sight of the crowds remain the best to the artist at the circus?
(a) The sight as they left.
(b) The sight of them peering close.
(c) The sight of their tears.
(d) The first sight in the distance.
14. "A large _____ with its enormous traffic in replacing and recruiting men, animals and apparatus can always find use for people at any time."
(b) Vaudeville show.
15. When the great rush is past, who comes along the cage at the circus?
(a) The clowns.
(b) The handlers.
(c) The stragglers.
(d) The animals.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the impresario claim to praise of the artist to the public?
2. Why is the artist's troubled spirit all the more troubled?
3. "The pampered hunger artist suddenly found himself deserted one day by the _____________."
4. By how many has the hunger artist been applauded in his time?
5. Of the two factions who fight around the artist's cage, which does he grow to dislike more?
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