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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the narrator say is the primary function of the middle of a story?
(a) To delay the climax
(b) He is uncertain what the function should be
(c) The middle of a story contains the climax so the end can finish with the resolution
(d) He does not think there is a function to the middle of a story, only the beginning and end.
2. To what does the narrator compare winding parts of the funhouse?
(a) A whelk shell
(b) A labyrinth
(c) A slinky toy
(d) A mouse maze
3. What does Ambrose’s mother tell the children about the money they are given?
(a) Do not spend the money quickly or in one place
(b) Use the money for rides because the father will buy dinner
(c) It is a holiday so spend it having a good time
(d) Put the money away in their deepest pocket
4. What does the narrator say a man could do with a mannequin?
(a) Set her up to scare people in the funhouse
(b) Make her look like a gypsy fortune teller
(c) Use her as a guard on the bedroom door
(d) Modify her in certain ways
5. What does Ambrose know is the strategy for spying the Towers first?
(a) Look out the driver’s mirror
(b) Sit on the left side of the car
(c) Sit in the front seat
(d) Sit on the right side of the car
6. Over what does Ambrose’s mother chide his father?
(a) Wasting half a cigarette
(b) For missing the turn off
(c) Not using his turn signal
(d) Driving too fast
7. How does Ambrose see under the boardwalk?
(a) With a lit match
(b) With a pocket flashlight
(c) With a candle
(d) The walk lights leak through the spaces between the boards
8. What does Ambrose notice is missing that causes Ambrose to falter when he is lost in a dark area of the funhouse?
(a) No windows
(b) No doors
(c) Phorescent arrows and other signs
(d) Other people
9. In Ambrose’s imagination, what does Uncle Karl tease Ambrose about on the drive home from Ocean City?
(a) Running out from under the boardwalk looking terrified
(b) Finding his way through the funhouse with a blind Negro girl
(c) Loosing Magda and the chance to kiss her in the funhouse
(d) Getting lost in the funhouse
10. What does Ambrose imagine people think when years after he is still lost in the funhouse they find his skeleton?
(a) He must have been a really stupid person to stay lost
(b) He must have lived alone since no one came looking for him
(c) Is that skeleton a real one?
(d) He must be part of the entertainment in the funhouse
11. Why is Ocean City browned out?
(a) Because of U-boats
(b) In case of air raids
(c) To save electricity
(d) So the place will appear mysterious at night
12. What does Ambrose’s father do with his cigarette when he is finished with it?
(a) Hands it to his wife
(b) Throws it out the window
(c) Gives to Uncle Karl
(d) Puts it out in the ashtray
13. What do most people do when they hear the funhouse character through the loud speakers?
(c) Stop and stare
(d) Listen carefully to what it is saying
14. What does the operator’s daughter drop on the page on which she is writing in response to Ambrose’s suffering?
(a) Sand and water
(c) A tear
(d) Black ink
15. What does Ambrose see through the shoulders of Magda’s sundress when she leans forward to look for the Towers?
(a) One strap on each shoulder under the sun dress
(b) Two straps on each shoulder under the sun dress
(c) The shoulders of an extra blouse she is wearing
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Ambrose do after he pushes his glasses up on his nose while the family is driving?
2. What does Ambrose wonder after he dozes off when he tries to find the old man?
3. What is the usual reward for the first person to see the towers?
4. Why does Magda get angry at the swimming pool?
5. What does the narrator say should be the middle of a story about being lost in a fun house?
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