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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What always unnerves the artist and proves too much for him?
(a) The impresario's perversion of the truth.
(b) The impresario's presence.
(c) The audience's whispering.
(d) The undying hunger.

3. 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) Seething self-righteousness.
(d) Obstinate self-assertiveness.

4. By how many has the hunger artist been applauded in his time?
(a) Gazillions.
(b) Thousands.
(c) Hundreds.
(d) Millions.

5. The passing father might tell his children of "earlier years when he had watched similar but ___________ performances."
(a) More excruciating.
(b) Much more thrilling.
(c) More barbaric.
(d) Sadder.

6. Contrary to people's regard, the hunger artist states that he could do what if given the opportunity at the circus?
(a) Quit starving.
(b) Walk on fire.
(c) Establish a record never yet achieved.
(d) Learn to walk the tightrope.

7. What does the impresario sell to the audience?
(a) Photographs.
(b) Sandwiches.
(c) Stencils.
(d) Autographs.

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

9. What does the artist, who has longed for these audience viewings at the circus, come to do?
(a) Want them more and more.
(b) Shrink from them.
(c) Ask for money.
(d) Ask to be freed.

10. 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.

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 stop and stare.
(b) The ones who fight for the better view.
(c) The ones who want to feed him.
(d) The ones who want past.

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

13. How does the impresario feel about his method of punishments?
(a) He longs for it.
(b) He enjoys it.
(c) He feels obligated.
(d) He hates it.

14. When the weight of the protagonist lands on one of the ladies, she finds "this post of honor was not at all _______."
(a) A delight.
(b) What she expected it to be.
(c) A saintly gesture.
(d) A post of honor.

15. Everywhere, "as if by secret agreement, a positive ______ from professional fasting was in evidence."
(a) Revulsion.
(b) Interest.
(c) Distaste.
(d) Propulsion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What surrounds the artist's cage at the circus?

2. "What was a _______ of the premature ending of his fast was here presented as the cause of it!"

3. What will surely come into fashion at a later date?

4. Who can hardly understand the artist's temperament, according to the impresario?

5. What sight of the crowds remain the best to the artist at the circus?

(see the answer keys)

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