Lost in the City: Stories Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Pearl discover about a week after Humphrey was born?
(a) Pearl could no longer produce milk.
(b) Humphrey's father had been killed.
(c) Humphrey and Santiago had the same father.
(d) Pearl was deathly ill.

2. In "An Orange Line Train to Ballston", what part of the train system fascinates Marvin?
(a) Marvin is fascinated by the way the trains move so fast.
(b) Marvin is fascinated by the light that indicates the train's arrival.
(c) Marvin is fascinated by all the people.
(d) Marvin is fascinated by the advertisements the train passes on the way home.

3. What was Angie holding in her hand at the time of her death?
(a) A credit card.
(b) A hairbrush.
(c) The knife.
(d) The telephone.

4. Which of the following is NOT one of the characteristics the protagonist of "The Store" lists about himself in regard to his service at his first job?
(a) Always on time.
(b) Acceptable productivity.
(c) Never talked back.
(d) Always volunteering.

5. How does the protagonist of "The Store" respond to the police officer who confronts him about jay-walking?
(a) The protagonist runs.
(b) The protagonist respectfully apologizes.
(c) The protagonist tells an ill-received joke.
(d) The protagonist challenges the officer, arguing that the light was still green.

6. Who had Lydia been dreaming of when the phone rang?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Antibes and a naked Texan.
(c) Cynthia.
(d) JL.

7. In "The Store", why does the protagonist's father have to quit his job?
(a) The protagonist's father has to serve in the army.
(b) The protagonist's father has an affair with the owner's wife.
(c) The manager accuses him of stealing.
(d) The protagonist's father has a third heart attack.

8. How old is Avis?
(a) 8.
(b) 2.
(c) 10.
(d) 4.

9. In "The Store", how long had the protagonist been out of work before he responded to the ad in the newspaper?
(a) 2 days.
(b) 3-4 months.
(c) 1 year.
(d) 5 weeks.

10. How many members does the House of the Solitary Savior have?
(a) 1,000.
(b) 200.
(c) 100.
(d) No more than 50.

11. In "The Store", where is the protagonist when he realizes he has left some of his personal belongings at the job he just quit?
(a) On New York Ave.
(b) On 5th Street.
(c) On K Street.
(d) On 7th Street.

12. How old is Marvin?
(a) 10.
(b) 2.
(c) 9.
(d) 7.

13. How many pages is the trial manuscript?
(a) 52.
(b) 87.
(c) 34.
(d) 20.

14. What does Lydia ask of the nurse who calls to inform her of her mother's death?
(a) Lydia asks that they not put the sheet over her face until she has seen her first.
(b) Lydia asks that they simply send her body to the funeral home.
(c) Lydia asks how this has happened.
(d) Lydia asks when her mother passed.

15. How old is Santiago at the beginning of the story?
(a) 17 years old.
(b) 28 years old.
(c) 20 years old.
(d) 30 years old.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the movie that Lydia went to see on her first date?

2. In "Gospel", what is the only constant in Vivian Slater's life?

3. On what day does Lydia's mother die?

4. Which odd behavior does Marvella's younger son Marcus exhibit?

5. What time does Santiago call home?

(see the answer keys)

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