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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. What type of vehicle does the narrator of Story 2 drive?
(a) A Mustang.
(b) A Volkswagon.
(c) A Jeep.
(d) A Prius.

2. When asked by the semi-truck driver, "Is everybody dead?" How does the narrator respond?
(a) "How should I know."
(b) "Yes, everybody is dead."
(c) "No, not everbody."
(d) "I can't tell who is and who isn't."

3. The Bride of Death in Story 2 is a nickname the narrator gives to ________.
(a) Misty.
(b) Brittany.
(c) Stan.
(d) Richard.

4. Where is the narrator at the end of Story 1?
(a) At a bar.
(b) In a mental institution.
(c) In a cemetary.
(d) At a party.

5. The narrator states in Story 1 that by the sweet voices of the family inside the car, he knew ________.
(a) They would take good care of the narrator.
(b) That they were friendly.
(c) They would have an accident.
(d) That they had young children.

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator states that ________ is like a railroad club car that had somehow run itself off the tracks into a swamp of time where it awaited the blows of the wrecking ball.

2. Who was the naked woman flying over the river behind the boat in Story 5?

3. What profession does Dundun say he would not mind working?

4. What type of weapon is the narrator carrying on him in Story 2?

5. What is the boat pulling behind it in Story 5?

Short Essay Questions

1. Is Richard the one who the narrator briefly describes as being injured and arrested during a burglary attempt? Explain.

2. Discuss the irony behind Bill seeing the victims of a car crash as "just meat."

3. Describe Beverly Home as viewed by the narrator.

4. What does the final lines in Story 7 reveal about the narrator's view of Michelle's abortion?

5. What is the Mennonite husband washing his wife's feet a symbolic image of? Explain.

6. What key point does the narrator make between the intimacy between men and women in Story 7?

7. What can the passive reaction of the trucker in Story 1 be seen as a metaphoric representation of?

8. Define the literary element of foreshadowing. How is this literary element used in Story 1?

9. Discuss the drug abuse seen in Story 3.

10. In what way is the title "Emergency" a direct metaphor of the narrator's life in Story 6?

(see the answer keys)

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