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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did Ambrose feel during Magda enacting her punishment?
(a) Very powerful
(b) An odd detachment
(c) He could not quit laughing
(d) He felt like he loved everyone
2. What do most people do when they hear the funhouse character through the loud speakers?
(a) Stop and stare
(d) Listen carefully to what it is saying
3. What does Peter say is the reason Uncle Karl wants to go to the beach?
(a) He likes to surf fish
(b) He likes to body surf
(c) He likes to watch the women
(d) He likes to get a good tan
4. Who sets the price for Magda’s clemency in the game 'niggers and masters'?
(d) It is set in the rules of the game
5. What does Ambrose’s father do for a living?
(a) Insurance agent
(c) School principal
6. What word does the narrator use to describe fiction about the problems of sensitive adolescents?
7. What does Ambrose imagine is at the end of the boardwalk in the future when he comes here with his family?
(a) He imagines seeing the operator’s daughter for the first time
(b) A sign that talks of his famous writings that began in the funhouse
(c) A monument to his suffering in the funhouse
(d) A few derelict amusements
8. What does the narrator say a man could do with a mannequin?
(a) Set her up to scare people in the funhouse
(b) Modify her in certain ways
(c) Use her as a guard on the bedroom door
(d) Make her look like a gypsy fortune teller
9. What does the narrator say alternates back and forth in a narrative?
(a) Exciting parts and boring parts
(b) Characterization and Description
(c) Action and dialogue
(d) Dramatization and summarization
10. What church does Ambrose try to join when he finds out he is not baptized?
(a) John Knox Presbyterian
(b) All Saints Episcopal
(c) Collins Baptist Church
(d) Grace Methodist
11. What does the narrator say is the emotional age of an adolescent boy compared to a girl?
(a) They are the same
(b) One year older
(c) Three years younger
(d) Two years younger
12. Why does Peter insist they stand by the funhouse?
(a) So their parents can find them
(b) In case someone gives them tickets
(c) So he can watch the girls’ skirts blow up
(d) So they can hear the laughing
13. What does Magda pretend to ignore at the swimming pool?
(a) How other girls look in their swimsuits
(b) Peter’s diving
(c) Ambrose’s poor swimming
(d) How the swimming suits fit the boys
14. What does the narrator call the diagram that represents conventional dramatic narrative?
(a) A conflict analysis
(b) An exposition square
(c) A plot flowchart
(d) A Freitag’s Triangle
15. To what does the narrator compare winding parts of the funhouse?
(a) A mouse maze
(b) A labyrinth
(c) A whelk shell
(d) A slinky toy
Short Answer Questions
1. Why did Peter leave the game of Niggers and Masters that he, Ambrose, and Magda were playing?
2. On what street does Magda live?
3. Where are the prizes in the arcade now made?
4. What does Ambrose’s father say about the way his family takes vacations?
5. What does the narrator say Independence Day is in America?
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