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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How is the artist's performance affected by his advancing age?
(a) It is more desperate.
(b) It is easier.
(c) It is more difficult.
(d) It is not impaired.
2. When does the lack of interest of the public seem to take hold?
(a) Gradually over years.
(b) As the radio is introduced.
(c) Almost overnight.
(d) As the tightrope walkers enter.
3. When the weight of the protagonist lands on one of the ladies, she finds "this post of honor was not at all _______."
(a) A post of honor.
(b) What she expected it to be.
(c) A delight.
(d) A saintly gesture.
4. To fight against this lack of understanding to the audience and others is what?
5. Who supposedly orders the toast?
(a) The priest.
(b) The artist.
(c) The impresario.
(d) The kaiser.
6. When the hordes came pouring out to see the _____, they can hardly avoid passing the artist's cage.
7. When the great rush is past, who comes along the cage at the circus?
(a) The stragglers.
(b) The animals.
(c) The handlers.
(d) The clowns.
8. What does a passing father occasionally stop and point out to his children?
(a) What the phenomenon means.
(b) Why he is in a cage.
(c) Who the poor man is.
(d) What happens if they don't eat.
9. What does the impresario sell to the audience?
10. What literary device is used in this sentence: "He was at once deafened by the storm of shouting."
11. Of the two factions who fight around the artist's cage, which does he grow to dislike more?
(a) The ones who want to feed him.
(b) The ones who want past.
(c) The ones who fight for the better view.
(d) The ones who want to stop and stare.
12. "At first he could hardly wait for the _____; it was exhilarating to watch the crowds come streaming his way."
(a) Rush hour.
13. People might have stayed longer at the artist's cage at the circus but for what?
(a) The crowds on the gangway.
(b) The money necessary.
(c) The lack of a manager.
(d) The screaming of the children.
14. Why is the artist's troubled spirit all the more troubled?
(a) For constant hunger.
(b) His lack of money.
(c) His utter loneliness.
(d) No one takes his trouble seriously.
15. To whom does the hunger artist hire himself out?
(a) A local fair.
(b) A large circus.
(c) An art gallery.
(d) A museum.
Short Answer Questions
1. Contrary to people's regard, the hunger artist states that he could do what if given the opportunity at the circus?
2. What faction fights against those who want to look at the artist at the circus?
3. According to the narrator, it is not only the artist that is taken on but what as well?
4. Where are the passersby going when passing the artist's cage at the circus?
5. Under what circumstances does the circus make use of the hunger artist?
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