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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the end, Sedaris decides
(a) He does not feel threatened by others' opinions of him.
(b) He can not do anything about the situation.
(c) He will tell the other guests the truth about his experience.
(d) He will try to figure out the culprit when he returns to dinner.

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

3. When Mancini insists he name his guitar, Sedaris names his "Joan," after
(a) His cousin.
(b) His sister.
(c) His mother.
(d) His friend.

4. Valencia is
(a) An exemplary boss for Sedaris.
(b) Wealthy, but lives like a starving artist.
(c) A starving artist who spends like she is wealthy.
(d) A woman who relies on her looks for everything.

5. Rather than sports, Sedaris states that he and his fellow speech therapy students were more interested in
(a) Fighting and lifting weights.
(b) Baking, making scrapbooks, and doing art projects.
(c) Studying and graduating early.
(d) Playing video games.

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

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

8. Sedaris fears his father is not up to the task of caring for his new dog, Sophie, because
(a) He is not as attentive to pets as he used to be.
(b) He is older now, and she is young and strong.
(c) He is older now, and she is old and dying.
(d) She is violent and does not obey him.

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

10. Bonnie comes to enjoy New York when
(a) She visits the Plaza at tea time and discovers the real New York.
(b) She visits the flea market with Sedaris and is pleasantly surprised by it.
(c) She visits the sites where no New Yorkers will visit.
(d) She takes Sedaris' suggestion to dress appropriately.

11. Sedaris is not bothered by the possible ingredients in a hot dog because
(a) He recognizes the hot dog as food.
(b) He is used to exotic foods.
(c) He does not believe the rumors about them.
(d) He only eats vegetarian hot dogs.

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

13. Sedaris decides to make his students more comfortable by
(a) Allowing them to drink in class.
(b) Allowing them to smoke in class.
(c) Letting them design the class activities.
(d) Sharing his private life with them.

14. What prompts Lou Sedaris to enroll his children in music lessons?
(a) His attends a rock concert with his children.
(b) He attends a concert for the Von Trapp Family Singers.
(c) He attends a concert for Dave Brubeck and his sons.
(d) He attends a jazz festival with his children.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Sedaris questions

2. Ironically, the food at the restaurant is described as

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

4. Why is Sedaris offered a job teaching a writing workshop?

5. Paul's relationship with his father might be described as

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