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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. Who drives a Volkswagen in Story 1?
(a) The Indian.
(b) The college student.
(c) The Teacher.
(d) The Mennonite.

2. According to the narrator, he and the Salesman developed a dangerous cynical camaraderie beginning in ________.
(a) Texas.
(b) Alaska.
(c) Florida.
(d) New York.

3. All of the following people are inside the farmhouse in Story 4, except for who?
(a) Jack Hotel.
(b) Richard.
(c) McInnes.
(d) Blue.

4. Where does the police officer take the hitchhiking narrator following the car accident?
(a) To a shelter.
(b) To the narrator's house.
(c) To the hospital.
(d) To jail.

5. In Story 1, who is Janice?
(a) The Indian's wife.
(b) The narrator's wife.
(c) The Salesman's wife.
(d) The Mennonite's wife.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who overdoses on heroin at the end of Story 3?

2. Where is the narrator at the beginning of Story 1?

3. What does the narrator find inside his car in Story 2?

4. What is Wayne referring to in Story 5 when he says, "It is my sacrifice"?

5. According to Richard in Story 2, the people at the farmhouse use to be ________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Richard and Tom? Discuss the friendship the narrator has with these two men.

2. Who is Thatcher? What type of relationship does Thatcher have with the narrator?

3. At the end of Story 5, the narrator makes reference to his mother. Explain this reference and to whom is he referring to.

4. Discuss the drug abuse seen in Story 3.

5. Who is Wayne? Describe his relationship with the narrator in Story 5.

6. The most telling image is the one quoted in Story 1 that of the narrator being showered with human blood. What does being "showered with human blood" represent?

7. Describe Dundun's violence against Jack Hotel as described by the narrator in Story 4.

8. Describe the character of Dundun.

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

10. Discuss the mini-theme of the randomness of existence as seen in Story 1.

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