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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. How high up is the tightrope walker described in the Prologue as he crossed the Twin Towers?
(a) 110 stories high.
(b) 123 stories high.
(c) 96 stories high.
(d) 50 stories high.

2. Who describes the tightrope walker when she arrives at Claire's apartment in Book 1, Chapter 2: "Miro, Miro on the Wall"?
(a) Gloria.
(b) Stacey.
(c) Marcia.
(d) Alice.

3. What areas of the subways does Fernando consider to be "virgin territory" for taggers?
(a) The ceilings.
(b) The walls.
(c) The doors.
(d) The windows.

4. Who is the woman that answers in New York when Sam calls in Book 2, Chapter 6: "Etherwest"?
(a) Claire.
(b) Sable.
(c) Anna.
(d) Margaret.

5. What is described in Book 1, Chapter 4: "Let the Great World Spin Forever Down" as "the purest bodyflow [the walker] could get"?
(a) Crouching on the wire.
(b) Running on the wire without a pole.
(c) Doing a handstand on the wire.
(d) Laying down on the wire.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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"?

2. Where does Claire say she grew up in Book 1, Chapter 2: "Miro, Miro on the Wall"?

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

4. How old is Lara when she is in the accident that kills Corrigan and Jazzlyn?

5. In what year does Lara describe moving with Blaine to upstate New York in Book 1, Chapter 3: "A Fear of Love"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Marcia describe when she arrives in Book 1, Chapter 2: “Miro, Miro on the Wall”? Why is Marcia’s story significant?

2. What leads to the confrontation between Ciaran and Lara at the car in Book 1, Chapter 3: “A Fear of Love”?

3. What is a “blue box” and how is it used in Book 2, Chapter 6: “Etherwest”?

4. How is the beginning of the walker’s historic stunt described Book 1, Chapter 4: “Let the Great World Spin Forever Down”?

5. What is the passion of the protagonist in Book 2, Chapter 5: “Tag”?

6. Who is the narrator of Book 1, Chapter 2: “Miro, Miro on the Wall”? Who is the protagonist in this chapter?

7. How would you describe the narrative style of Book 1, Chapter 4: “Let the Great World Spin Forever Down”?

8. How would you describe the narrative style and focus of Book 2, Chapter 5: “Tag”?

9. From what narrative perspective is the Prologue related? Who is the focus of this section of the book?

10. Whom do the protagonists speak to first on the phone in Book 2, Chapter 6: “Etherwest”? What do they learn from this character?

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