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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does owning a restaurant feed besides the customers?
(a) One's creativity.
(b) One's bank account.
(c) The kitchen staff.
(d) An ego.

2. What type of restaurant will Bourdain never eat in?
(a) A restaurant with dirty bathrooms.
(b) A fast food restaurant.
(c) A restaurant with a laminated menu.
(d) A restaurant that has live music.

3. How does Bourdain find the classes at CIA?
(a) Easy.
(b) Interesting.
(c) Challenging.
(d) Boring.

4. Where is Bourdain determined to enroll during the early 1970's?
(a) Le Cordon Bleu.
(b) Harvard Law School.
(c) Yale University.
(d) The Culinary Institute of America.

5. How does Bourdain describe Bigfoot?
(a) Meek, quiet, and clumsy.
(b) Charming, energetic, and knowledgeable.
(c) Brilliant, cunning, and intellectual.
(d) Menacing, talentless, and diabolic.

6. What kind of restaurant is the place where Bourdain works in the early 1970's?
(a) A pub.
(b) A fast food restaurant.
(c) An upscale restaurant serving French cuisine.
(d) A summer tourist establishment.

7. What does Bourdain fish for with the local fishing expert in France?
(a) Eel.
(b) Oysters.
(c) Lobster.
(d) Tuna.

8. What does the owner of Mario's select Bourdain to do?
(a) Test out his new dishes.
(b) Revamp his menu.
(c) Hand out fliers.
(d) Cater a large garden party.

9. Who is the chef of the restaurant called Mario's?
(a) Larry Mitcham.
(b) Tony Mitcham.
(c) Howard Mitcham.
(d) Mario Mitcham.

10. How does Bourdain feel about the food in Paris during his family vacation?
(a) He is unimpressed.
(b) He is revolted.
(c) He is shocked.
(d) He is confused.

11. What are just as important as using the proper culinary tool?
(a) Trying new techniques.
(b) Teaching others.
(c) Understanding why food is important.
(d) Learning about character and trust.

12. What is the name of the boiler man at Bourdain's summer job?
(a) Freddie.
(b) Luther.
(c) Paul.
(d) Tyrone.

13. What is Dimitri's job?
(a) Line cook.
(b) Dishwasher.
(c) Pastry chef.
(d) Pasta cook.

14. What does Bourdain admit from the get-go?
(a) Being a chef can be mind-numbingly boring.
(b) He is a novice at cooking.
(c) He is not the best chef.
(d) He does not really enjoy being a chef.

15. According to Bourdain, which of the following is not an elemental food item?
(a) Honey.
(b) Butter.
(c) Basil.
(d) Mint tops.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Bigfoot?

2. What type of food should one never eat at a restaurant on a Monday?

3. Where is the CIA?

4. How does Bourdain describe the line cooks in most kitchens?

5. According to Bigfoot, what is more important than lapses in judgment or destructive behavior?

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