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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did the narrator of Book 1, Chapter 1: "All Respects to Heaven, I Like It Here" grow up?
(a) Los Angeles, California.
(b) Dublin, Ireland .
(c) Southern Missouri.
(d) New York, New York.

2. How much money did Claire send to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s church in Atlanta after he was shot?
(a) $3,000.
(b) $5,000.
(c) $1,000.
(d) $550.

3. Where does Marcia live in Book 1, Chapter 2: "Miro, Miro on the Wall"?
(a) New Jersey.
(b) Harlem.
(c) The Bronx.
(d) Staten Island.

4. What type of birds does the walker see a nest of in the beginning of Book 1, Chapter 4: "Let the Great World Spin Forever Down"?
(a) Golden eagles.
(b) Scrub-jays.
(c) Pidgeons.
(d) Red-tailed hawks.

5. What is the main color paint that the subway taggers used to use, according to the narrator in Book 2, Chapter 5: "Tag"?
(a) Black.
(b) Blue.
(c) Silver.
(d) Red.

6. What kind of music does Lara describe playing when the car accident occurs in Book 1, Chapter 3: "A Fear of Love"?
(a) Rap.
(b) Opera music.
(c) 1920s jazz.
(d) Hip-hop.

7. What is the name of Blaine's art film that featured him eating breakfast on the roof of the Clock Tower Building?
(a) Antioch.
(b) Olympus.
(c) Calypso.
(d) Time.

8. Who is the doorman at Claire's apartment building on the day of the women's gathering in Book 1, Chapter 2: "Miro, Miro on the Wall"?
(a) Walter.
(b) James.
(c) Melvyn.
(d) Andrew.

9. How old is Blaine when the car accident occurs?
(a) 32.
(b) 28.
(c) 36.
(d) 19.

10. What profession does the narrator of Book 1, Chapter 1: "All Respects to Heaven, I Like It Here" say his father held?
(a) He was a physicist.
(b) He was a banker.
(c) He was a barber.
(d) He was a butcher.

11. What animal appears and playfully jumps under the walker's wire in Book 1, Chapter 4: "Let the Great World Spin Forever Down"?
(a) A mountain lion.
(b) A jackal.
(c) A fox.
(d) A coyote.

12. About how old was Corrigan when he began getting drunk, according to the narrator in Book 1, Chapter 1: "All Respects to Heaven, I Like It Here"?
(a) 15 or 16.
(b) 19 or 20.
(c) 12 or 13.
(d) 9 or 10.

13. How many sons has Gloria lost in the Vietnam War?
(a) 4.
(b) 1.
(c) 3.
(d) 2.

14. Where does the narrator describe the house he grew up in, in Book 1, Chapter 1: "All Respects to Heaven, I Like It Here"?
(a) Greenwich Village.
(b) Sandymount.
(c) Southdowns.
(d) Westminister.

15. From what college did Compton graduate?
(a) Yale University.
(b) L.S.U.
(c) U.C. Davis.
(d) MIT.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was the narrator of Book 1, Chapter 1: "All Respects to Heaven, I Like It Here" when his mother died?

2. How many times has the walker fallen while training?

3. Who among the programmers served two tours in Vietnam in Book 2, Chapter 6: "Etherwest"?

4. Who is the woman that answers in New York when Sam calls in Book 2, Chapter 6: "Etherwest"?

5. How old is Claire Soderberg in Book 1, Chapter 2: "Miro, Miro on the Wall"?

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