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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Miss Sampson asks the previous question in order to
(a) Provoke an argument about football.
(b) Trick Sedaris into revealing his disdain for sports.
(c) Determine whether or not she will like Sedaris.
(d) Get Sedaris talking so she might hear his lisp.

2. What prompts Sedaris to find a job in New York?
(a) He is ashamed of his poverty.
(b) He is planning to buy a townhouse.
(c) His father disapproves of his lifestyle.
(d) He cannot live on his savings alone in New York.

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

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

5. What Sedaris admires in his sister Gretchen is
(a) Her indifference to art.
(b) Her own personality.
(c) Her talent as a sculptor.
(d) Her admission to art school.

6. One reason Sedaris resists the computer is
(a) He likes to be able to physically correct his mistakes using Liquid Paper.
(b) He likes to see the physical product of his work, as he does with a typewriter.
(c) He likes travelling with the typewriter.
(d) He believes the computer cannot translate his words correctly.

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

8. Lou Sedaris said his daughters would thank him for
(a) Encouraging them about their looks.
(b) Encouraging them to exercise.
(c) Harrassing them about their weight.
(d) Introducing them to eligible men.

9. The irony of the fisherman's position is that
(a) They can understand Lou Sedaris' scientific equations.
(b) They can no longer afford to live by the beach.
(c) They can no longer fish in the ocean.
(d) They are not even trying to be tan.

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

11. What is Lou Sedaris excited about at the start of the essay?
(a) His daughter, Amy, is getting married.
(b) His daughter, Amy, is going to appear in a magazine article.
(c) His daughter ,Amy, has lost a considerable amount of weight.
(d) David is going to appear in a magazine article.

12. Sedaris attempts to hide his lisp by
(a) Mispronouncing all his words.
(b) Refusing to speak during therapy.
(c) Learning as many s-free words as possible.
(d) Practicing his s-words at home.

13. Sedaris feels out of place in the restaurant because
(a) He does not like any of the food.
(b) He cannot understand the menu.
(c) He is on his first date with Hugh.
(d) He has to borrow a jacket from the maitre d'.

14. Despite his experiences, Sedaris still finds the view of Manhattan and the fantasy of wealth
(a) Illusory.
(b) Contemptible.
(c) Inspiring.
(d) Confining.

15. What instrument does Sedaris' father choose for him?
(a) Guitar.
(b) Flute.
(c) Piano.
(d) Trumpet.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of the essay, Miss Sampson tricks Sedaris by

2. Who or what threatens to divide Sedaris' class?

3. Sedaris suggests his brother is radically different from his other siblings because

4. The title Sedaris tried to win for sun-bathing was

5. The dog Mr. and Mrs. Sedaris coddled as empty-nesters was

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