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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why are the fishermen interested in Lou Sedaris' equation?
(a) They want to know why he is drawing in the sand.
(b) They want to know if he is interested in buying property.
(c) They want to know how much their property would have been worth today.
(d) They are interested in the number of grains of sand per acre.

2. Sedaris compares his father's most recent dog, Sophie, to
(a) A capricious young bride.
(b) An inexperienced substitute teacher.
(c) A substitute wife.
(d) A trophy wife.

3. Sedaris' attempt to recruit his guitar teacher for his jingle-singing act results in
(a) Understanding.
(b) Acceptance.
(c) Rejection.
(d) Comaraderie.

4. Lou Sedaris busies himself
(a) Smoking.
(b) Working equations in the sand.
(c) Tanning.
(d) Chatting with fishermen.

5. When visiting home, Amy tortures her father by
(a) Ignoring his questions about her personal life.
(b) Pretending she refused to appear in the magazine article.
(c) Wearing a fat suit and pretending to be grossly overweight.
(d) Claiming that he is grossly overweight.

6. Bonnie is most interested in
(a) Following Sedaris' agenda.
(b) Visiting tourist traps.
(c) Staying inside to avoid New Yorkers.
(d) Learning about local culture.

7. Sedaris finally recognizes Mr. Mancini as a fellow outsider when
(a) He sees Mancini getting harrassed at the mall.
(b) He recognizes that Mancini is unhappy in his work.
(c) He sees Mancini shopping in the boys' department for clothes.
(d) He recognizes that Mancini does not have any talent.

8. Sedaris confesses his desire to perform what songs before an audience?
(a) Jazz classics.
(b) Pop songs.
(c) Commercial jingles.
(d) Blues classics.

9. Ironically, the food at the restaurant is described as
(a) American Gothic.
(b) Dada-esque.
(c) Home cooking.
(d) Traditional American.

10. Sedaris' first artistic success takes the form of
(a) Two wooden crates filled with garbage.
(b) A frying pan full of toy soldiers.
(c) A nest of human hair.
(d) Toe nail clippings.

11. Facing his lack of artistic talent might mean
(a) Admitting his father was right.
(b) Learning a new trade.
(c) Needing more drugs.
(d) Sobering up and moving on.

12. During his experience as a mover, Sedaris begins to change because
(a) He imagines himself the queen ant ordering her inferiors about.
(b) He resents anyone who appears wealthy and organized.
(c) He resents customers with too many books or records, and imagines himself an ant completing a task.
(d) He is always willing to move the attractive women, no matter how disorganized.

13. Instead of the performance piece in the twelfth "moment," Sedaris seems to admire
(a) The beauty of the ordinary world around him.
(b) The metaphors apparent in the performance.
(c) The number of people attending the performance.
(d) The courage of the performer.

14. What passion does Sedaris' father attempt to share with his children?
(a) His love of quartets.
(b) His love of jazz.
(c) His love of North Carolina.
(d) His love of guitar.

15. Who or what threatens to divide Sedaris' class?
(a) Sedaris' Pillow Talk segment, where students discussed their personal lives.
(b) An asthmatic who protected the smoking rule in class.
(c) An older returning student who claimed he was wasting her time.
(d) The teenage freshmen students.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the end, Sedaris' authority is undermined when

2. Sedaris questions

3. Sedaris' friend Alisha describes most people as

4. Sedaris' mother connects most closely with

5. Sedaris' mother might be described as

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