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

2. Who is the narrator of Story 2 referring to when he says, "I'd better just go after him, instead of waiting"?
(a) Caplan.
(b) Stan.
(c) Georgie.
(d) Manny.

3. Who used to own the house that the narrator and Wayne are at?
(a) Wayne.
(b) Wayne's mother.
(c) Wayne's ex-girlfriend.
(d) Wayne's former boss.

4. What type of weapon is the narrator carrying on him in Story 2?
(a) A hammer.
(b) A gun.
(c) A knife.
(d) Mace.

5. What is Jack Hotels's real name?
(a) Joshua Hughston.
(b) Harry Jacobson.
(c) Jack Hamilton.
(d) George Hoddel.

Short Answer Questions

1. All of the following people are inside the farmhouse in Story 4, except for who?

2. What does the narrator's "new companion" in Story 2 want from the narrator?

3. The narrator states in Story 1 that by the sweet voices of the family inside the car, he knew ________.

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

5. Who does the narrator call "Nurse" in Story 5?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Where does the narrator of Story 3 receive money from?

3. How does the narrator and Dundun deal with the death of McInnes?

4. Who encourages the narrator of Story 5 to work with him? What type of work do they perform? Explain.

5. Who is McInnes? What has happened to him in Story 4?

6. Discuss the drug abuse seen in Story 3.

7. Analyze the family who picks up the hitchhiking narrator in Story 1. What are some characteristics of this family?

8. 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?

9. Discuss the mini-theme of the manifestation of nature a seen in Story 1.

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

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