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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. in "Outside the Town of Malbork," why will nothing be the same for the main character?
(a) He knows when he comes back everybody else will be gone.
(b) He has changed too much.
(c) His parents are getting divorced.
(d) He will never come back home.

2. What books does Lotaria like to read?
(a) Books that clarify issues.
(b) Books with interesting plots.
(c) Books with large vocabulary.
(d) Books that discuss current events.

3. What does the bookseller warn the reader about the next book he's given?
(a) That it will suck him in.
(b) That it might have a defect.
(c) That somebody else may ask him for his copy.
(d) That it isn't a good book.

4. For what does the author chastise the reader?
(a) Taking the book on the subway.
(b) Reading in bed.
(c) Taking the book to work.
(d) Reading in the dark.

5. Who made love to the man before he was killed in "Looks Down in the Gathering Shadow"?
(a) The narrator.
(b) Toazio.
(c) Ludmilla.
(d) Bernadette.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is on the photo that is in a character's pocket?

2. Which of the following is a theme in the first chapter of the book?

3. When the reader turns the page, what does he discover to make a defective book?

4. What is the reader searching for after reading part of "Outside the Town of Malbork"?

5. What is the name of the character in "Without Fear of Wind or Vertigo" who is in possession of two men?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the origin of the problem with the books?

2. Describe the reader's interaction with the "other reader."

3. Why does Lotaria read?

4. Who is Ermes Marana?

5. Why does Ludmilla read?

6. Describe the structure of the book.

7. Describe the reader's comments on the difference between reading and hearing somebody read aloud.

8. How does Calvino bring interactivity to the book?

9. How is confusion a theme in the novel?

10. Describe the plot of the first book the reader has, titled If On a Winter's Night a Traveler.

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